The original means "The student under the gate".
Today, we use this word to the person who is studying traditional arts of Japan.
When you determined to study the traditional art of Japan, like Tea ceremony, Flower arrangement, Bugei etc, you have to enter from the gate of these art which you want.
The master of the gate is in each gate.
At that time, you must consider deeply about the gate.
And you must consider deeply about the master.
Then, you have to obey him or her without any doubt.
There is the gate in the house.
There is the method for arriving at the truth.
The gate is the method for arriving at the truth.
If you stick on the gate entire your life, you are wasting your life.
You have to approach to the truth from the gate.
Don't play around on the gate.
Please go forward to the truth.
The gate of arts is only for the entry of the truth.