A rare antique zushi butsudan, hand carved with lively dragon pillars, with Buddha standing atop a delicate lotus base in the center. At the bottom of the lotus base and dragon pillars connected another space with a Buddhist resting in the woods with a lion. There is a beautifully made stand with four drawers and an extendable countertop for offerings. Very rare and in great condition. Originally from a private owner. One of a kind.
Buddhist statues frequently reside in zushi in Japan. Zushi are wooden shrines or cabinets adorned with doors that can reveal or conceal the deity. These type of altars represent a distinctly Japanese twist to Buddhist practice, and some scholars believe the tradition can be traced to Shinto_ shrines, which statues are rare carved inside and always concealed.
Butsudan is the Buddhist family altar in Japanese households. Historically, it was maintained in addition to the kamidana (“god-shelf”). The Buddhist altar generally contains memorial tablets for dead ancestors and, in accordance with sect affiliation, representations of various Buddhist divinities. Incense and candles are lit and flowers are offered by the devout at simple daily services, and, periodically, the family ancestors are memorialized before the butsudan.
Dimensions: 12.5″ x 18.5″ x 56″
Antique piece. Sell in used, pre-owned condition. Vintage and antique items by nature have variable amounts of wear, imperfections, signs of use, age and time. Perfectly imperfect. Condition shown as in pictures. Kindly contact us if you need more info. or detail pictures.
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