Sagiashi-chōgata-shoku

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Buddhist altar
Kamakura period (1185–1333)
Wood with lacquer

This elegant buddhist altar is called shoku, which serves the flower and incense to the Buddha. The three legs are gracefully curved like a cat leg, though curved legs are called sagiashi: heron leg. The half-moon shaped altar top held the three Buddhist items: an incense burner, a candle holder, and a vase.
This type of Buddhist altar can be found in Hakutsuru museum and Amanosan-Kongōji temple. The both of them are important cultural treasures.

On Box
Kodai hangetsu shiki
Kasuga-shoku
Chigakuin hai jūbutsu
Old half moon style
Kasuga-shoku table
From Chigaku-in temple

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