Definition of moon gate in English:

moon gate

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  • (In China) a circular opening forming a gateway in a wall.
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    • This complex little sculpture shows a circular, so-called ‘moon gate’ in a roofed garden wall overhung with branches of paulownia and surrounded by ornamental pierced rocks.
    • Entry is through a circular stone moon gate that leads over a pre-Roman style split-bough path to the inner circle where the elements of earth, air, fire and water combine to induce a sense of tranquillity.
    • A traditional circular entrance, or moon gate, creates the sense of entering a special place.

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