Monday, January 9, 2012

Haneda Otorii

Haneda Torii
The Haneda Otorii in Ota ku is a legendary torii found in a small area, surrounded by the Haneda airport, the Tamagawa River and the Kanpachi Street. According to the urban legend, this torii was to be relocated with the Haneda shrine in 1945, but as several workers died during the moving effort, the work was suspended and the torii was left at his original location.

A more informed version of the story, notes that this torii was left behind on purpose, perhaps as a Japanese symbol for the airport.  The torii was actually moved 800m in 1999 during the construction of a new runway, with no casualties or mysterious accidents reported.

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