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butsudan

/ˈbʊtsəˌdæn/
noun (pl) butsudan, -dans
1.
(in Buddhism) a small household altar
2.
(in Nichiren Buddhism) an ornate cabinet which holds the Gohonzon
Word Origin
from Japanese butsu Buddha (from Chinese fu) + dan shelf
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