Nagaoka ButsudanNagaoka Household Buddhist Altars
It is informed by each places of the whole country Nagaoka Butsudan with the opening that carpenter specializing in building shrines and temples, master craftsman of Buddhist image, engraver, painter (master) who gathered dealt with Household Buddhist Altars production as side job during winter to build temple, main shrine in area around Nagaoka-shi in the about 17th century. In the early 19th century, Household Buddhist Altars came to be managed as local industry.
Custom to worship mortuary tablet in each house settles in this as a result of policy to protect the Jodo Shin sect of Buddhism that Nagaoka feudal clan went to, and people seeking Household Buddhist Altars increase, and this is because Household Buddhist Altars spread out.
During the 17th century, a number of temples and shrines were built in and around the city of Nagaoka. It seems that the specialist carpenters, sculptors of Buddhist images, sculptors of other carved elements and lacquerers who had come into the area from all over the country because of this building work, started making household Buddhist altars during the winter months.
Then, during the first half of the 19th century, a production center became established in the area. This had a lot to do with the fact that the Nagaoka clan gave its official patronage to the Jodo Shinshu. As a result, the demand for household altars increased as the worship of Buddhist mortuary tablets took hold, and homes throughout the fief were furnished with them.
Because the upper cabinet and lower stand of the Nagaoka Butsudan can be separated, it is possible to re-apply surface coatings of lacquer periodically, over say 30 to one hundred years. The ""trinity style"" of roofs of the kuden or inner part of the altar is a noteworthy feature. Traditional in style, there is a combination of Chinese style gable and a more conventional gable with a rising profile above further Chinese style gables to either side.
|Industrial art object name
|Classification of industrial art object
||Household Buddhist Altars and Fittings
||Gold Household Buddhist Altars
|Main production area
||Niigata / Nagaoka-shi, Ojiya-shi, Tokamachi-shi
|The designation date
||October 16, 1980
■local production associations
Nagaoka area Household Buddhist Altars cooperative association
5-5, Sekiharamachi, Nagaoka-shi, Niigata
The Hirokawa Household Buddhist Altars shop
■Associated exhibit space, facility
Even if base and host grow old 100 for assembling method to be divided from 30 years, we repaint Nagaoka Butsudan and can play. Characteristic place is made with three roofs of palace (eat we do not appear). On both sides of double roof which put "Chinese gable" (karahafu) and "plover bargeboard" (chidorihafu) together with side roof of "Chinese gable" is traditional.
Nagaoka butsudan is built with a base and Kuden which can be separated, which allows them to be reborn with fresh lacquering even after 30 or 100 years. A key feature is their Kuden palace having a unique design using three roofs. The roofs are arranged in a traditional design with a large central Chidorihafu pointed roof with Karahafu cusped gables, and a smaller gently curving Karahafu cusped gable roof on each side of the central roof.
How to make
Production process of Household Buddhist Altars consists of painting such as bare wood, sculpture, metal fittings, lacquering or gold leaf push, five branches of lacquer work. Each is made by independent craftsman with high technique.
The construction of a household Buddhist altar is divided into five major stages: assembling the wooden base, carving the wooden sculptured decorations, making the gold finishings, lacquering, applying gold dust and leaf, and painting the Maki-e gold lacquer paintings. Each stage of the process is handled by a separate independent master craftsmen unique to the long years of experience and demanding techniques required.
Voice from production center
When you put Household Buddhist Altars between Buddha and care for, you pay garbage in brush lightly, and please keep in mind not to strongly rub with cloth.