Kamon Database – Torii

Figure: shrine gate. 鳥居

There are several types of torii in Japan, but the Torii mon generally represent the myōjin type with a curved kasagi (top beam). The torii emblems were first used by high rank priests, but there are sources indicating warriors using them in the 16th century.

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