Torii (SFPP)

Torii (SFPP)

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.

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