Where to purchase Butsugu accessories.

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Where to purchase Butsugu accessories.

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A practitioner of Nichiren Shoshu. Where else online other than Nakayama Butsudan and Morning Sun can you buy a good selection of altar accessories? Ive seen things on eBay but wouldn't want to chance that. I'm not looking for anything in particular but would like to know if there are any more store that have an online presence.
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Based on your name I'm guessing you are in NYC? If you don't mind, you could see the bookstore at the SGI Culture Center on 15th St. in Manhattan... I think it all comes from the same factories.
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Re: Where to purchase Butsugu accessories.

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Yes, thanks for that but i don't want to purchase from SGI and they have a limited offering of Butsugu anyway, besides i'd prefer to see items without logos.
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A lot of the NS stuff that the soka gakkai used to sell back in the day was either cheap plastic or gaudy brass and was branded in its own way. I must admit I never really cared much for it. I've always used hand made butsugu where possible/practical.

Recently, after my water cup developed a crack I had the bright idea to visit a local potter. I came away with a hand made replica of my old one for around EUR 20. I suspect any decent potter could do an entire set for a reasonable price.

And I've always made my own butsudans - nothing fancy, but sufficient. You should probably be able find a competent carpenter locally if you don't have the space/ability/time to make one yourself.
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ive had mixed luck with inexpensive butsudans from ebay, biggest problem was hooks not on center which is a bit maddening when chanting lol. our sgi bookstore does have some decent butsudans without logos, but other altar accessories are fully logo'ed. sgi bookstore a good place for incense and candles tho.

i prefer diy accessories too, made one of stained glass many yrs ago, finally almost full of ash.
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Do you mean something commercial like Rakuten Global Market? As they have buddhist altar accessories:
https://global.rakuten.com/en/ or are you looking to support a small Nichiren Shoshu business? In that case I'd ask a priest, also ask the priest if a parishioner's family turned in altars, altar sets..when a relative dies and there is no one to maintain the altar many bring it to the temple. It's how I got my butsudan and altar accessories years ago from a Jodo temple.
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