Small Torii

1. You may find small torii on walls — sometimes made of wood or simply drawn in red paint — in places like residential areas. These are placed for the purpose of deterring public urination and illegal dumping of garbage.

2. Regardless of religion, the Japanese regard torii as sacred objects. Therefore, they feel that defiling torii may “incur a curse” so they will not risk bad deeds.

3. During the Edo period, there were many public toilets in the town of Kyoto. But once those toilets were dismantled in the Meiji era, many people resorted to public urination. At the time, bewildered residents built small torii in the hopes of stopping this practice. Since the solution was effective, the custom of using torii has continued into the present day and is still seen in many places.

2013-02-15 02:24:49
brilliant, stops people weeing in public places!lol SMALL TORII: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Small Torii of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
2013-02-24 08:28:54
SMALL TORII: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Small Torii of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
2013-02-28 19:54:17
”Small Torii (小さな鳥居)”の放尿防止効果は、日本人の認知症dementiaの方々にも有効な場合があるようです。 「鳥居を書いたら、徘徊して放尿する患者さんが、その場所では放尿しなくなった」と報告している医療施設がありました。 日本人の根底(無意識の領域)には、神様に対する「畏敬の念」や「深い信仰心」が根付いているようです。 SMALL TORII: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Small Torii of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
2013-03-08 17:27:53
เพิ่งรู้นะเนี่ยะ SMALL TORII: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Small Torii of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
2013-03-10 03:29:36
Not is rather cute, I find this a wonderful idea. It probably means that Japanese people are sensitive enough as to as to show concern and respect towards fellow citizens. Congratulations, and Arigato! SMALL TORII: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Small Torii of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
2013-03-22 12:00:09
yes is cool SMALL TORII: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Small Torii of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
2013-03-23 04:30:20
I fear that crucifixes, mezuzahs, or shahada talismans in the West would provoke more urination than they would deter. Perhaps a bust of an untouchable figure, like Lincoln, Ghandi, or MLK, would work better, but I doubt it. SMALL TORII: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Small Torii of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
2013-03-28 19:19:28
e se a moda pega ? SMALL TORII: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Small Torii of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
2013-07-27 13:37:44
Respect. SMALL TORII: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Small Torii of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
2013-07-29 08:41:11
brutal. era espalhar uma mão cheia destes pelas ruas de Lisboa e esperar que talvez os lisboetas mijões sentissem a maldição a cair sobre eles, sob forma de pinguinha na calça.. SMALL TORII: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Small Torii of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
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