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butsudan

/ (ˈbʊtsəˌdæn) /
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noun plural butsudan or -dans
(in Buddhism) a small household altar
(in Nichiren Buddhism) an ornate cabinet which holds the Gohonzon
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Word Origin for butsudan

from Japanese butsu Buddha (from Chinese fu) + dan shelf
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