handcrafted buddhist altar table by torafu architects
 
handcrafted buddhist altar table by torafu architects
jun 07, 2014

handcrafted buddhist altar table by torafu architects

handcrafted buddhist altar table by torafu architects
all images courtesy torafu architects © ryoukan abe

 

 

 

torafu architects have designed a minimalist wooden buddhist altar which can easily be rearranged to suit ones specific ritual. by varying the height of the seven traditional altar components; a spirit tablet, food offering bowl, tea and hot water offering bowl, flower stand, incense burner, candlestick stand and singing bowl, users can accommodate the respective pieces in tiers even when presented on a flat plate.

handcrafted buddist altar for daily rituals by torafu architects

 

 

‘with this new type of altar, the ritual implements can be rearranged as easily as changing the layout of the furniture in one’s home,’ explain torafu architects. ‘the materials used, such as walnut and beech, bring into the everyday scenery a new warmth hitherto absent from traditional family altars as it is made from solid wood not unlike that found in regular furniture.’

handcrafted buddist altar for daily rituals by torafu architects

the altar has been designed to inconspicuously occupy space

handcrafted buddist altar for daily rituals by torafu architects

 the altar in beech wood

handcrafted buddist altar for daily rituals by torafu architects

handcrafted buddist altar for daily rituals by torafu architects

handcrafted buddist altar for daily rituals by torafu architects
 the altar in walnut wood

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