A torii is an edifice, a Japanese gateway to a Shinto temple. It consists of two uprights supporting a curved lintel, with a straight crosspiece below. The torii is a period charge, found in the Mon of Torii Mototada, d.1600 [Hawley 95]; but as a charge from outside European armory, its use is considered a step from period practice. For related charges, see arch, dolmen.
Shimomoto Yoshinaga bears: Argent, three torii, tops to center, within and conjoined to an annulet sable.
Takashina Nichiro bears: Azure, a torii gate within an orle of cinquefoils argent.