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platform; podium; altar; circles
Kanji 1571

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Synopsis

An altar may be the spiritual center of a Buddhist household, but that doesn't mean it can't be heavily marketed. By studying text and photos used to sell all styles of household altars, you'll become an altar expert. Enjoy colorful photos of temple altars from Malaysia to Japan. Also find out about Edo-era execution methods and how they relate to a figurative expression used today.

Revision history:

Feb. 5, 2016: p. 8: For some reason, I had called 扉 non-Joyo. It isn't (as you'll see if you read essay 1730 on 扉!), so I removed that bit.

Jan. 23, 2016: 

p. 5, 1st photo caption: Changed 2005 to 2004, as Heisei 16 is 2004.
p. 8: Fixed a broken link.

Sept. 13, 2013: On p. 1, in the look-alikes section of the Character Profile, I added the yomi of ダン; it now says 旦 (2063: dawn, タン or ダン). Also, I revised the last sentence on p. 2 for accuracy.

Sept. 6, 2013: Originally published.

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