Sanjyo ButsudanSanjo Household Buddhist Altars
Article 3 district was said to be "French capital Article 3", and it was in the middle, and, in prosperous land of Buddhism, temple which had hall Buddhist monastery (do not feel that how about) said to be the Hokuriku first was built in the Edo era.
On building, a lot of craftsmen of local Article 3 participated with carpenter specializing in building shrines and temples, cabinetmaker, conduct, instruction of master of decoration metal fittings (decoration iron skewer) that we called together from Kyoto.
Production of Household Buddhist Altars began with the Jodo Shin sect of Buddhism around this temple spreading out to people afterwards in this area. Base as current production center was established in the middle of this Edo era.
The area known as Sanjo has always been strongly associated with Buddhism, sometimes known as the ""capital"" of the faith. This is partly evidenced by the building during the 18th century of the Hokuriku region's finest piece of temple architecture.
Directly associated with the head temple in Kyoto, it is little wonder that many fine carpenters, cabinet makers, and decorative craftsmen came from the old capital for the erection of this monastic edifice and instructed the many local craftsmen who were also involved. As the numbers of believers in Jodo Shinshu centered on this temple increased, the making of household altars in the area also rose and it was developments at this time which still stand as the foundations of today's production center.
The orthodox inner sanctuary is constructed faithfully modeling real temple architecture, and the reputation of these household altars with their fine lacquer work, gilding and superb fittings is well established.
|Industrial art object name
|Classification of industrial art object
||Household Buddhist Altars and Fittings
||Gold Household Buddhist Altars , religion tool
|Main production area
||Niigata / Niigata-shi, Sanjo-shi, Tsubame-shi
|The designation date
||October 16, 1980
■local production associations
■Associated exhibit space, facility
We make legitimate palaces (eat we do not appear) which we make a model of structure of temple palace and respected and have a good reputation for this grand lacquering, gold leaf push, superior decoration metal fittings.
Sanjyo butsudan features an orthodox Kuden palace which closely adheres to architecture of an actual Buddhist temple. Additionally with refined lacquering, gold leaf and exquisite gold finishings, Sanjyo butsudan have a long established reputation of superb quality.
How to make
After producing Household Buddhist Altars bare wood, and having completed sculpture, we dismantle bare wood which we assembled by method of composing type called group of mind and put processing of the honesty groundwork and we paint with various lacquer and dry. After having dried, we put gold dust, gold leaf and give lacquer work and we attach metal fittings to each part and assemble and complete.
First the base of the altar is assembled using mortise and tenon joining, and the wooden sculptured decorations carved. After the base is assembled, it is then disassembled and each piece is coated and lacquered individually, and allowed to dry. After the pieces have dried, gold powder and leaf are applied, Maki-e is painted, gold finishings are attached and then the altar is reassembled to complete the process.
Voice from production center
Let's keep in mind not to touch to gold leaf part.