The red gate you see in the picture is the gate (torii) for one of the shrines in Kyoto, Japan. The color red is a charm against evil spirits for many shrines across Japan. Colors can have different meanings and messages around the world.
Have had the pleasure of living in Washington DC and celebrating the Cherry Blossom Festival - a gift from the Japanese people. Someday I'd like to go to Japan and visit their ancestors! - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!