"Kumano Hongu Taisha Torii" Photo Prints

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  • Two sizes - 12" by 12" and 20" by 20"
  • Choose museum quality semi-glossy paper (framed or unframed), canvas, aluminum metal, acrylic, and wood prints
  • Everything you need to hang included for framed prints, metal, canvas, acrylic, and wood
  • Glossy paper can be framed in black, white, or dark wood. Ask about custom framing options
  • Vibrant colors brought to life with museum quality inks and materials
  • Fade resistant - treasure this piece your entire life

Kumano Hongu Taisha Torii Photos

In the mystical realm of the Kumano Kodo trail in Japan, a majestic sanctuary awaits— the Hongu Taisha grand shrine. Leading to this sanctuary is the torii gate that guides pilgrims towards this spiritual haven.

"Kumano Hongu Taisha Torii" was taken during my two week trip to Japan with my son. I promised him that when he turned 16, we could take a trip anywhere he wanted, just me and him. He picked Japan, and when I asked him why, he said the snow monkeys.

Standing tall and proud, the torii gate beckons visitors with its vibrant vermillion hue, contrasting against the lush greenery that surrounds it. It is not merely an architectural marvel but a gateway to the divine, symbolizing the transition from the secular world to the realm of the sacred.

What sets this torii gate apart is its grandeur and historical significance. Known as "Oyunohara," it once held the title of the largest torii gate in Japan, stretching an impressive 33 meters high. However, natural calamities took their toll, and the gate now stands at a humbler but still awe-inspiring height.

But the story doesn't end there. The torii gate is not a static monument; it has witnessed the passage of time and the ebb and flow of faith. Every twenty years, it undergoes a majestic transformation as part of the Shikinen Sengu ceremony, where a new gate is meticulously crafted and erected to honor the deities enshrined within the Hongu Taisha shrine.

Capturing the torii gate in a photograph is like freezing a moment in time, immortalizing its rich history and spiritual significance. The vibrant red against the backdrop of nature creates a captivating contrast, making it a favorite subject for photographers and a source of inspiration for wall art enthusiasts.

So, as you traverse the Kumano Kodo trail, let the torii gate of the Hongu Taisha grand shrine mesmerize you. Take a moment to capture its magnificence through the lens of your camera, and let its timeless beauty adorn your walls, serving as a constant reminder of the harmonious fusion of spirituality and art that Japan so gracefully embodies.

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Custom Framing Options

If you'd like to frame your print with an option not listed above, follow these steps:

Step 1: Buy your print or contact me for options and pricing
Step 2: I will confirm your choices by email
Step 3: Pay for your frame

That's it!

What framing options do you have?
I can do a wide variety of mats, framing materials, colors, and finishes. Just ask!

Can I return a framed print?
I will be able to refund you the cost of the print, but the cost for custom framing is not refundable.

What about metal, canvas, acrylic, and wood prints?
All these prints come ready to hang with hardware included.



  • Use cardboard (try the box it comes in!) or newspaper to make a template to position the print
  • Use included hardware or self-threading screws / anchors
  • Get help with larger prints


  • Eyeball placement without measuring
  • Use nails
  • Hang larger prints by yourself
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