butsudan

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Etymology[edit]

Japanese 仏壇 (ぶつだん butsudan), from Middle Chinese (bjot "Buddha") + (dan "altar", "platform").

Noun[edit]

butsudan (plural butsudan or butsudans)

  1. A Buddhist shrine, comprising a wooden cabinet with doors that enclose and protect a religious icon.

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