National Geographic : 1936 Apr
Photograph byW.Robert Moore MIYAJIMA'S RED GATEWAY SEEMS TO FLOAT ON THE HALCYON INLAND SEA As a steeple marks a church in Christian countries, so a torii always means a Shinto shrine is near. Prince Arisugawa Taruhito wrote thetablet forthis one, built in 1875. It is 73 feet across the top. Although the photographer stands upon an island heavily fortified with modern armament, crude sampans and stone lanterns suggest the charm of an older Japan (page 479).