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Torii Garden Gong

Inspired by the Torii of Itsukushima Shrine, our Torii Garden Gong has sweeping lines and understated elegance.

One of Japan's most popular tourist destinations, the Torii of Itsukushima Shrine is at once graceful and sturdy. Facing the water, the gate welcomes the spirits of the departed as they come in across Japan's Inland Sea. At low tide, visitors can reach the gates on foot. At high tide, however, the bright red gate appears to float in the water.

Nothing has the ability to transport us to another time and place quite like the brilliant resonance of a gong. For over a thousand years, gongs of various types have played an important role in both the religious and secular music of many Asian cultures. Gongs were sounded to chase away evil spirits, warn of invading armies, heal the sick and invoke the spirits of the dead. To be touched by a gong was said to bring happiness and strength. Today, this revered instrument of warriors, emperors, princes and priests adds a special aura to any setting. Handcrafted using traditional methods, our gongs bring the ancient wonders of the Far East home. The Torii Garden Gong design is reminiscent of traditional Japanese gates found at the entrance to Shinto and Buddhist temples.

Walnut finish ash wood, black steel frame, hand-hammered bronze gong. Measures 43" Tall and 37" Wide and 17 1/2" in depth. The gong measures 20" in Diameter. Mallet included. Assembly required.

SALE $399.00(Reg. $549.00)