What makes an authentic Torii?
"Authenticity" in relation to Japanese gardens is a topic on which there seems to be a wide variety of opinion.
A lot of people for example would rather use real bamboo in a garden than a product made from vinyl, even though the best vinyl version is more durable and looks just like natural bamboo, and is (I have read) increasingly popular in Japan.
In light of this I wonder what they think of Torii - in Kyoto yet - shown on this site? -