Yame Fukushima Buddhist Altars

Yame Fukushima Buddhist altars are towering and magnificent! The elegant altars are almost entirely hand-made using traditional techniques that have been passed down for generations, like natural lacquering and pure gold embossing. Each part of the altar is made by a different expert craftsman (i.e. woodworkers, Buddhist altar assemblers, engravers, metallists, lacquerists and painters) who works solely in their field. Yame Fukushima Buddhist altars are said to be the origin of Buddhist altar manufacturing in Kyushu, and have also been deemed Government-Designated Traditional Crafts as a works that preserve ancient manufacturing techinques.
Yame’s “Akari to Chapponpon” festival is held on around September 23 every year. At the traditional craftwork center, visitors can observe the four manufacturing processes that go into making Yame Fukushima Buddhist altars.

*About the Buddhist Altars: Government-Designated Traditional Craft; first made in 1821; the largest Buddhist altar in Japan – 6.5 meters (21 feet) tall, 3.8 meters (12 feet) wide, 2.5 meters (8 feet) long and 2 tons (4,400 pounds)

Address 834-0031 Yame Traditinal Craftwork Center, 2-123-2 Moto Town, Yame City, Fukuoka
Contact Tel:0943-24-3941 
Yame Fukushima Buddhist Altar and Objects Cooperative Association
Area Chikugo Area
Genre Crafts (Products and Specialties)

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