Here may be mentioned those artists in whom the once-great torii School came to its inglorious end.
This latter I will describe when Japan, the land of the torii, is the topic.
Kiyomitsu took his place as the third great head of the torii line, succeeding his father Kiyomasu.
Kiyonobu I, the founder of the torii line, was born in 1664 and died in 1729.
In front of the temple stands a wooden arch, called a torii.
In subject and in manner, it is the torii tradition that he carries on.
All the beautiful gateways or torii, as they are called, are works of art.
The usual etymology of torii is bird-perch; from Torĭ, a bird.
No one has been able to solve conclusively the origin of the torii, that wonderful gateway that leads nowhere.
In one spot there was a stack of torii lying on their sides.
singular and plural, "gateway to a Shinto temple," Japanese, from tori "bird" + i "to sit, to perch."