Where to buy a butsudan

Soko Hardware
Butsudan; lacquered wood
$570; $722.50
1698 Post St., San Francisco’s Japantown
(415) 931-5510
Hours: Mondays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Nichi Bei Bussan
Consigned butsudan $700 to $900
140 Jackson St., San Jose’s Japantown
(408) 294-8048; www.nbstore.com
Hours: Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Sundays; during Obon season: June 25, June 29, June 30, July 1 and July 2: 10 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.

BCA Bookstore
Obutsudan — Small, complete set
“This scaled-down version of an obutsudan for your home. It comes complete as shown: case, scroll, dark-colored metal vase, bowl, candle holder, and a small package of ash. Made of beautiful dark rosewood, with gold wisteria etched on the outer doors. A small tray is incorporated in the front for your implements. About 12 inches in height, 8.5 inches in width, 7 inches depth.” $695
Located inside the Jodo Shinshu Center at 2140 Durant Ave. (between Shattuck and Fulton) Berkeley, Calif.
(510) 809-1435; sales@bcabookstore.com; http://bcabookstore.mybigcommerce.com/
Hours: Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; closed Sundays through Tuesdays

Morning Sun Butsudan
Prices range from $15 to $17,500
Accessories include omamori (incense): starts at $5.95
15540 Cabrito Road, Van Nuys, Calif.
(323) 937-0968; (323) 937-4434 fax; butsudan@butsudan.com; http://butsudan.com/shop/index.php
Hours: Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m., closed on Sundays

Bunkado
Butsudan, Buddhist altar
Dimensions: 19” high x 14-1/2” wide x 10” deep; $729.95 or 16; 1/2 x 13” wide x 9” deep $695
Incense starts at $2.95 to $99.95 (more than 100 varieties)
Bells small $24.95; medium $44.95; large $65.95
Candle holders $21.95
Ash for incense $8.50
Ojubu (prayer beads) $16.95-$32.95
Candles $6.50 to $11.50
Ikebana supplies (Frog, scissors and vases) prices vary
340 E. First St., L.A.’s Little Tokyo
(213) 625-1122; bunkadoonline.com; bunkado@att.net
Hours: Mondays through Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Persimmon Butsudan by Nakayama Butsudan. photo courtesy of  Nakayama Butsudan

Persimmon Butsudan by Nakayama Butsudan. photo courtesy of
Nakayama Butsudan

Nakayama Butsudans
Butsudan $35 to $14,000
Butsugu (Buddhist altar equipment) starting from $45 set;
Bells $14 to $1,000 (huge bells for temples and funeral homes)
Other accessories
2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Suite B, Portland, Ore.
(503) 233-2200; (503) 233-2206; sales@nakayamabutsudans.com.
http://www.nakayamabutsudans.com
Hours: Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Sundays and holidays

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