Butsudan #44

 

 

About the Table

The butsudan is displayed on a rough-cut piece of pine set atop a pair of small carpenter’s sawhorses. Typically, these sawhorses are used while measuring and cutting the kumiko for the butsudan’s doors. They are likewise handmade from poplar.

 

Otoshigake (Lintel )

 

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In a Japanese teahouse, the Otoshigake is the lintel above the Tokonoma alcove. Here, it is used to conceal the butsudan’s LED light. It is of western figured maple and has been carefully chosen for its live-edge and exquisite natural beauty.

~ by calebnrogers on June 15, 2016.

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