The main gate of Yasukuni Shrine, known as Otorii, was erected in 1921. In 1943 it was demolished to be used as raw material for the war, and was replaced by a small torii made of Japanesse cypress.
The currently existing gate has been built with donations in 1974, weights about 100 tons and it is 25 meters tall.
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Lens: VR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G
Focal Length: 20mm
Shutter Speed: 1/80s
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 400
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