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Torii gates denote Shinto shrines. Nature worship is common among world's older indigenous religions.  In India, you can find saffron paint on rocks, trees, hills etc, denoting that they are sacred.  Also, animals like snakes, monkeys, elephants (some in anthropomorphic forms) are part of our 5 million gods (or 50M!?). My village temple's main deity has a gatekeeper-deity, who apparently is hard- of-hearing.  Worshippers first have to take the gatekeeper deity's permission to enter the main temple by clapping their hands loudly and shouting their names out - that done, they can enter the main temple.  Gods can be imperfect in India, and religion (or worship) encompasses everything native to the land including trees, rocks, rivers, which is as it should be.

Back to Shinto, the concept is similar in Japan as well.  One of the famous Torii gates of Japan is found in water on the Miyajima island.  The Inari shrine in Kyoto, which has a fox diety, has hundreds of these gates.  Japanese Torii gates are markers of sacredness. 
Brooklyn Botanical, in the middle of NYC, is sacred in its own right and has a lovely Torii gate in its Japanese garden. 
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Torii gates denote Shinto shrines. Nature worship is common among world's older indigenous religions. In India, you can find saffron paint on rocks, trees, hills etc, denoting that they are sacred. Also, animals like snakes, monkeys, elephants (some in anthropomorphic forms) are part of our 5 million gods (or 50M!?). My village temple's main deity has a gatekeeper-deity, who apparently is hard- of-hearing. Worshippers first have to take the gatekeeper deity's permission to enter the main temple by clapping their hands loudly and shouting their names out - that done, they can enter the main temple. Gods can be imperfect in India, and religion (or worship) encompasses everything native to the land including trees, rocks, rivers, which is as it should be. Back to Shinto, the concept is similar in Japan as well. One of the famous Torii gates of Japan is found in water on the Miyajima island. The Inari shrine in Kyoto, which has a fox diety, has hundreds of these gates. Japanese Torii gates are markers of sacredness. Brooklyn Botanical, in the middle of NYC, is sacred in its own right and has a lovely Torii gate in its Japanese garden.  #sumie  #brushpainting  #japanesebrushpainting  #japan  #inkandbrush  #painting  #art  #watercolors  #watercolor_art  #sketch  #inspiration  #stilllife  #trees  #water  #cityscape  #newyorkcity  #nyc  #landscape  #seascape  #stilllife  #portrait  #portraitpainting  #india  #zen  #indian  #flowers  #dailysketch  #paintingeveryday  #toriigate  #brooklynbotanicgarden  #japanesegarden

Friday mornings from 9-12, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is free. Perfect for bringing babies and kids in strollers for long walks or quiet naps in the shade. Older children and toddlers will enjoy the Kids Discovery Garden. The Q Train subway stop Prospect Park has elevators. #nycbaby #brooklynbotanicgarden #newyorkcity #newyork #toddlerinny

Friday mornings from 9-12, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is free. Perfect for bringing babies and kids in strollers for long walks or quiet naps in the shade. Older children and toddlers will enjoy the Kids Discovery Garden. The Q Train subway stop Prospect Park has elevators.  #nycbaby  #brooklynbotanicgarden  #newyorkcity  #newyork  #toddlerinny

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