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Buddhist altar

―New Prayer Furniture―

What is a shrine

Zushi is the name of a box-shaped furniture with a door that enshrines and stores important things such as Buddha statues and scriptures.

In a broad sense, it is also one of the furnishings for living that can be used to store personal items such as books, stationery, and cosmetics, as well as furniture and fixtures.


Many of the furnishings, including zushi, came to Japan from mainland China and the Korean Peninsula, and gradually came to be made in Japan. It can be said that the Zushi, which was introduced with Buddhism in the Asuka period, for enshrining Buddha statues and scriptures, is the prototype of what is generally called "Zushi" today.


Like the Tamamushi Zushi at Horyuji Temple, a shrine with a roof that imitates a temple hall is a representative shrine related to Buddhism. (Sekishitsubunkanboku no Onzushi) is said to be a representative of Zushi as a furnishing item.


What is a Buddhist altar?

A Buddhist altar is a space where Buddhist believers enshrine Buddhist statues and mandalas, which are the principal images of Buddhism, in their homes, and where they worship and hold memorial services.


In other words, the zushi where the principal image is enshrined as an object of Buddhist belief is called a butsudan, and a butsudan is a kind of zushi.


What is Sashimono Kichizo's Zushi?

At a time when people's attitudes toward lifestyles and ways of life are changing, and their beliefs are also changing, Sashimono Kichizo is constantly searching for <a space of prayer that cherishes the feelings of each person> beyond religions and sects. increase.


Kichizo would like to propose a zushi that carefully accepts and protects people's feelings, comforts their hearts kindly, and a reliable zushi that creates the power to live for tomorrow.

Kichizo's altar products


Hakkaku zushi and niche are traditionally designed zushi with a roof.
"Kanshitsu" is an old name for "Zushi", which came from the continent and means a space to store important things.

In Japan, the term “zushi”, which is used to store utensils and fixtures, became popular.


Zushi Kashiko

─Prayer furniture for the world─

A joinery craftsman creates a unique shape drawn by an architect. It symbolizes the way of spiritual things that are now required as prayer furniture.

KASHIKO won the 2007 Good Design Award (G Mark)


Shrine of the palm (Tanagokoro)

A shrine in the palm of your hand, where you pray, put your thoughts into your thoughts, and remember your loved ones.

It is a cute shrine that fits in the palm of your hand and fits in your future life and way of life.

It is a masterpiece of Sashimono Kichizo that shows "the form of prayer and the state of the heart" beyond religion, sect, and ethnicity.


Tegoto Zushi

It is a small shrine that holds the precious thoughts of each person.

​ Gently protects small Buddha statues and mortuary tablets, just as each prayer and wish is protected by hand.


kitchen table

This is a "niche" Buddhist altar type with a Lee Dynasty design.

This furniture was originally developed as a desk, but it can also be used as a base for a small Buddhist altar. A scene of sitting and praying has been set up.


Kitchen and others

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