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130 years of history

Shumiya-Shinbutsuguten(朱宮神仏具店), sells traditional Japanese Buddhist altar equipment in Yamanashi Prefecture, the land of Mt. Fuji. With over 130 years of sales experience, we offer you “traditional Japanese crafts” with a long history.

Taking Japanese Traditions to New Places

In the Asuka period (550-710 CE), the first generation of Shumiya family studied in China soon after Buddhism was introduced from China and given our family name “Shumiya” (a shrine in vermilion in Chinese characters) from the court. Since then, we have devoted ourselves to the sale of Shinto and Buddhist altar equipment.
In the Meiji era (1868-1912), all five of Shumiya's brothers operated Buddhist altar equipment stores throughout Japan, and one of them established a store in Yamanashi Prefecture, where Shumiya-Shinbutsuguten(朱宮神仏具店)is located today. Although many of them were forced to change or close their businesses during and after World War II, the one in Yamanashi built a solid business foundation as a Buddhist altar equipment store that sold and manufactured vestments and temple fittings through aggressive business activities.
As times have changed, temples in Japan have gradually reduced their role due to declining populations and changing customs, forcing them to shrink in size and close their doors.
Bringing Buddhist antiquities that have lost their way to new destinations.
Bringing Craftsmanship to the Next Generation.
We would like to bring Japanese traditions to the world by utilizing its past sales experience and relationship with temples. With this in mind, we have launched our new brand "Shumiya Japan Craft”.

Delivering the authentic Buddhist items

We buy Buddhist altar equipment that were actually used in Japanese temples, restore them as necessary, preserve them in an appropriate conservation environment, and deliver them to you.

Reliable Craftsmanship

We handle not only vintage Buddhist altar equipment, but also new Buddhist statues and other items. Tachibana Shoji(タチバナ商事), our manufacturing base, is located in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, the center of temple goods manufacturing, and many craftsmen are engaged in manufacturing.

What is Buddhist altar equipment?

Buddhism is one of the three major religions in the world, believed in many countries and regions, including Japan, China, Taiwan, and other Southeast Asian countries. In Japan, many believe in ""Mahayana Buddhism,"" the idea that most people who believe in Buddhism will be helped from all sufferings and pain.
In Japan, while Buddhism is a religion, it has long taken root in Japanese culture and customs, along with Shintoism. In ancient Japan, many temples were built by the state to relieve famine and epidemics through the power of Buddhism. In changing times, Japanese temples have also taken on educational and administrative roles.
Throughout this history, Buddhist altar equipment in Japan have developed in their own unique way.