Filed under: Nachher ist alles anders... | Schlagwörter: airport, Handea, japan, tokyo, Tori
… oft genug auf dem Weg zum Haneda-Airport daran vorbei gefahren, aber nie so wirklich auf das rote Tori geachtet oder gewusst, was dahinter steckt.
One of the oddest places around Tokyo’s national airport, Haneda, is the red torii gate in the middle of nowhere, between the airport and Haneda town. Originally it belonged to a large shrine, the Anamoriinarijinja, originally founded in 1804 but moved to the location of the present airport in 1913. As the occupying armies moved into Tokyo just a few months after the end of World War 2, it was decided that they needed a bigger airport and in order to make room for the new runways the shrine was removed, all but the single red torii gate. It is reported that when workers tried to pull it down a rope snapped and killed one of them. All further attempts to move the gate failed and it was reported that on every day there was an attempt to move it there would be trouble, accidents or even plane crashes. So…
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