In 1895, Heian Shrine was constructed in celebration of the 1100th anniversary of the transfer of the national capital to Kyoto. The shrine is dedicated to the emperor Kanmu of Heian era and the emperor Koumei in the end of Edo era.
Its TORII gate is listed as the biggest one in Japan and is truly magnificent. I felt as if I was time-tripped to the Heian era when I looked up the beautiful OHTENMON gate in vermilion lacquer finishing.
Ages and ages ago, there already must have been such a beautiful gate like this indeed. I was so moved by the fact as I passed through it. Please visit Heian Shrine in YUMEYAKATA's KIMONO and take a lot of pictures in the vermilion Heian world.