What is a Butsudan? A Butsudan is a small private Buddhist shrine where people can make their daily prayers to the deity they have chosen to be their protector.
This large Butsudan opens to reveal Amida Nyorai, the Buddha of Infinite Light who presides over the Western Paradise. Followers of Amida Nyorai believe that at the moment of death he will come to escort them to his paradise to forever listen to the teachings of the Buddha. This particular Butsudan is exceptional in the elaborate scene it presents when fully opened. Amida and his retinue appear ready to descend from the sky to help you on your spiritual path.