I'm currently touring Kyoto, which was one of the capitals of Japan before Tokyo. Note also that Kyoto is an anagram of Tokyo! Many of the shrines and templates that I've visited have Tori Gates, which are large orange archways that are thought to purify anyone who passes through them. Some of the arches are huge and placed over roadways. In America, this would probably be advertised as drive-thru purification!
Anyhow, since I visited The Gates Exhibition in New York last week, I couldn't help but notice the similarities between a Tori gate and a Central Park gate. Indeed, the Fushimi Inari Shrine has large numbers of gates arranged into walkways that look remarkably like those in New York, although without the billowing curtains. I encourage you to click on this link and see for yourself.