Tuesday, 10 May 2011

28mm Samurai Period Painted Japanese Shrine Torii Arch.

The entrances to shrines are marked by torii gates, made of wood and painted orange or black. The gates are actually arches with two uprights and two crossbars, and symbolise the boundary between the secular everyday world and the infinite world of the kami. Because there are no actual gates within the torii arch a shrine is always open.
There is often no wall or fence associated with the gates.The most spectacular torii are at Fushimi-Inari shrine where the 2 ½ mile path behind the shrine is lined with more than 10,000 red torii gates.
A 28mm painted Tori or Torii arch from John Jenkins Designs for my 28mm Samurai period, some 28mm Perry miniatures to give an idea of scale and size. The paused image on the TV in the background of the man cave is Dirty Sanchez, still no PSN network!












The Fushimi Inari Shrine.

The Torii Arches that lead up to the shrine.

50 comments:

  1. Thanks... Now I NEED one of those
    :-)

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  2. thats a great Samurai collection you have there!
    i wish i cold find the enthusiasm to finish my little project....

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  3. That looks amazing. Also, I feel the PSN lament.

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  4. Amazing! you got real talent with this bro ;D

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  5. Domo Arigato Angry Lurker san!

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  6. I cant get enough of your samurai scenery Fran, its really cool stuff.

    I have a "Space Samurai" project gearing up for an assault on Neo-Tokyo on the back burner (Mutant Chronicles, Superfigs and old GW ninja figs mainly). When I eventually get around to doing that I will be referencing your terrain for sure.

    (I cant believe that PSN is still down . I read that it isnt likely to be fully back until May 31st!?!)

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  7. 10,000 gates would look cool tumbling over like dominoes.

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  8. All you need now is a some ninja skulking in the shadows waiting to strike. ;)

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  9. The gate looks both beautiful and mysterious. The miniature is excellent!

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  10. coolest set ive seen form you!

    ive nominated your blog for a sunshine award, check it out
    http://creditcardgraphics.blogspot.com/

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  11. I am loving the far east items you have been posting...

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  12. good info, but the grey text makes it a bit hard to read. :|

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  13. I used to draw these in art class all the time for some reason. I don't know why.

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  14. That is pretty cool right there.

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  15. I cant tell the difference between the real one and the small one!

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  16. pff this looks cool

    like your blog!

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  17. That is some nice work there sir!

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  18. That is a nice piece. Too bad my mental image of the Torii Arches is sullied by having seen Tony Danza spill out on his rollerskates there. (Not really.)

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  19. Nice Torii! I've actually been to Inari shrine, great memories.
    Btw nice revamp of the blog.

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  20. aye.... yeah im usually in my own world so im too buys for the awards thing. sweet lil overhead thing. looks more pink than orange, unless thats just the camera doing some magic shit.

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  21. Very nice.

    And now I have 'kill bill' music stuck in my head...

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  22. looks pretty faithful to the original

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  23. Awesome model. I love your collection.

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  24. Looks good to me. Thanks for the education on these shrines.

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  25. Very nice Fran!

    Now what about a picture of all your Japanese terrain together. I think that would be well awesome!

    Btw have u ever been to Japan??

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  26. I really have to go to Japan, my head full of projects

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  27. Nice looking piece of terrain. I also like your new Blog header!

    Tony
    http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/

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  28. It's a fairly versatile piece too, even if it doesn't seem like it. You can use it in a city to suggest a district, in fantasy or even on an alien planet.

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  29. Great piece again..Looking forward to more of your Samurai collection.

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  30. Very cool...nice gaming room, how big is your table?

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  31. I was going to get married under an arch but can I get married under this?

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  32. it's huge! well, you know, compared to the other figures

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  33. Great stuff, you always do hit the spot, and DAMN those red pillars look overwhelming

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  35. The shrine arch is gorgeous I have to see one of those in real life!

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  36. I've heard of the Inarii shrine. good post

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  37. Ace job on an ace model. John's stuff is superb.

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  38. That is wicked A.L., Gotta find one of those for myself.

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