butsudan

noun
but·​su·​dan | \ ˈbu̇tsəˌdän \
plural butsudan or butsudans

Definition of butsudan

: a small household Buddhist altar shelf found in many Japanese homes and bearing typically the image of the principal family deity and ancestral name tablets

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History and Etymology for butsudan

Japanese, from butsu Buddha + dan platform, altar

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“Butsudan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butsudan. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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