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Partnership of "Seven Craft Masters" -Hikone Buddhist Altar-

TRAVEL 2015 30 mins Episode(s): 1 english Japanese
Hikone Butsudan, or Buddhist altar, is traditional craftwork from the castle town of Hikone City, Shiga Prefecture. Its origins can be dated back to the Edo Period. There are seven steps in the creation process of the altars, which are conducted by the ‘Seven Masters’. Each master is a specialist in one particular skill, and it is only through their combined efforts that they can produce their intricate creations. The camera follows the Seven Craft Masters who create their interpretation of ‘Pure Land’ Buddhist teachings in their altar-making.

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Part of the "Artisans of Japan Series"!