We get all kinds of requests at Chidori Vintage. Recently a customer asked us to source them a new Butsudan. A Butsudan is a Buddhist Altar. He belongs to the Jodo Shu sect of Buddhism. Apparently these kind of altars are hard to find in the USA.
First, I started by visiting a few Butsudan shops in Nagoya. I was really surprised how expensive these pieces are. Here is one that was over 5000 dollars. The most expensive one I saw was about 50 grand!!! Shipping on a piece like this in the picture on the right would be about 2000 dollars so we decided to go for something much smaller. We settled on a piece that was about 85 cm (pictured below)
The smaller piece we finally decided on is a really nice piece made of Keyaki wood from Japan. Keyaki is a highly sought after wood that will last a lifetime. If you would like any help sourcing a Butsudan from Japan, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or whatsapp 819060736973. I would be happy to help you out.
We also have a selection of used Buddhist Altars at our store at much more affordable prices.