#467 Butsudan

仏壇/butsudan literally means “Buddhist Altar”.

It is a shrine often found in Buddhist temples.

butsudan

It is also a common sight in Japanese homes, especially in the countryside.

Often there’s an alcove where a small shrine will be set up.

Family members pray for their ancestors and make offerings.

They can be quite expensive but still the majority of traditional homes have a bustsudan.

For more detail, check out Tofugu’s blog.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s