Ruby Tuesday!

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As I am enamored with all things Japanese, this week I'm sharing this striking image of a traditional torii gate in Kyoto, Japan.

A torii is commonly found at the entrance or within a Shinto shrine to symbolize the transition from the sacred to the profane. Its main function is to mark the entrance to a sacred space.

This reminds me of this scene in the film adaptation of Memoirs of a Geisha, where young Chiyo Sakamoto ran through a torii.

Totally breathtaking.

PONDER, PONDER, PONDER... What is one place you would definitely want to visit? Have you ever watched a movie and got so inspired to visit the places featured in it? Which movie was it? And what place?