House for Amitabha


Lifestyles have become more diverse due to changes in the times, and the shapes of Buddhist altars required are also different. In this project, we planned the minimum required shape of the Buddhist altar.

Born and raised in a small town in Yokkaichi City, Mie Prefecture, we plan to set up a Buddhist altar in the deceased’s house, which has died. In this small town, the Buddha is familiarly called “Amida-san” and is worshiped as a symbol who connects “the other world” and “this world” in the Buddhist altars in each house.

The deceased had met with Amitabha in the vegetable garden that he had been maintaining for over 40 years.

A table is set up under the Buddhist altar so that you can sit on a chair and face each other, and the sutras used for Buddhist rituals and sutras can be stored into the table in consideration of cases that are not normally used.

COMPLETION : Jan. 2017
LOCATION : Yokkaichi, Mie, Japan
MATERIAL : Wild cherry tree (produced in Kagawa prefecture) flaxseed oil applied