A Modern Altar, Design and the Budhist

A quick Thursday Side Trip to Japan started with this Modern Buddhist Altar Design piece on PingMag.

As I learned from it, the Butsudan can be found in most Buddhist homes.

It is a place where people honor memories of loved ones who passed away.

PingMag tells us how this altar is entering the modern age.


Also worth checking is the very thorough coverage of the topic by Mikio Otaki ( pictured here at work, photo from his site).

His family has been making Butsudans for over 80 years in Tokyo. He covers many aspects involved, from size to color, type of wood, design to history.

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