Disney - Torii Gate With Spaceship Earth
This is a picture of Spaceship Earth looking through the Torii Gate in Japan at Epcot World Showcase of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Picture taken Oct '06.
A torii is a traditional Japanese gate commonly found at the entry to a Shinto shrine, although it can be found at Buddhist temples as well. It has two upright supports and two crossbars on the top, and is frequently painted vermilion. Some torii have tablets with writing mounted between the crossbars. Traditionally, torii are made of wood or stone. In recent times, makers have started to use steel and even stainless steel. Torii mark the transition from the sacred (the shrine) to the profane (the normal world).