: A typical red torii
, as seen at the Ryōsen-ji
Buddhist temple in Nara.
Compound of 鳥 (tori, “bird”) + 居 (i, “sitting; a seat”).
鳥居 (hiragana とりい, romaji torii, historical hiragana とりゐ)
- a symbolic gate to a Shinto shrine or Buddhist temple
- a similar roofless gate to a residence
- the top bar of a railing
- the top horizontal bar of a balance scale for measuring weight
See also 
Proper noun 
鳥居 (hiragana とりい, romaji Torii, historical hiragana とりゐ)
- A surname.