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  ryoby torih

 

Vietnam

A ryobu torih is a specific style of Japanese Shinto gate (fig.) that has smaller pillars supporting the main pillars on both sides (ryobu means ‘both parts’ in Japanese). This one is erected along the Thu Bon River (fig.) in Hoi An, on the opposite side of the Japanese Covered Bridge (fig.).

See also TRAVEL PICTURES (1), (2) and (3).