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Product Description : Why is it so EXPENSIVE?

Product Story

General Product Information

Mahakala, (known as Daikokuten in Japan), who presides over destruction and rebirth in Indian mythology, is coated in gold leaf.
In Japan, he is known as the god of wealth and is extremely auspicious. It has a very large impact as an ornament, and its presence will stand out when placed in a room. It is a one-of-a-kind piece, so it is a special piece that will never be found in the world!

 Product History

When did these crafts start to craft?:200 years ago / 1800AD / Edo period in Japan

With the arrival of Buddhism in the 6th century, Buddhist altars began to be produced in Japan. As time progressed, investigations by Buddhists to outlaw Christianity led to the installation of butsudan (small shrine) in homes. This increased demand for butsudan led to further expansion of production of kyo-butsudan. Even today, the technology used to make butsudan is still being used to develop meticulous products.

Craftsman Story

Craftsman Profile

Norifumi Fujisawa.
A gold leaf press craftsman who has been working in the world of Buddhist altars since 1998, now in his 28th year. He continues to take on the unprecedented challenge of applying gold leaf to figurines, shoes, and other memorable items not related to Buddhist altars. We hope you will enjoy the world of Mr. Fujisawa's work, which embodies the images that come to mind in his mind.

Craftsman Passion

"Gold has the power to attract people."
When you are walking on the street and see a gold-colored object glittering, your eyes may suddenly turn to look at it. And you may stare at it. I would like to produce a work that attracts you like the Golden Pavilion


Certified Craftsman of Kyoto
Three-person exhibition in Paris
Held workshop in Taipei


Your Contribution to Craftsman

Customer Voice

Due to the market structure (link for full articles are attached bottom), craftsman have not known who the customer is and how customer reacts to their work. We made a “Message to Craftsman” box at purchase page. We will deliver all message to every craftsman. Our review will be also shared to craftsman so please leave your comment and evaluation on review section!

Income for Craftsman: Craftsman get only less than 10% of selling price?

As written above, craftsman have not controlled last phase of sales channel that resulting in selling price is set by third-party without craftsman’s recognition. There are some cases that only less than 10% of selling price is given to craftsman. We promise with our customer / craftsman that we offer the fair trade with craftsmen in our contract!

We made an article about above problem and our challenge. Please have a read from below link
Current state of the Crafts Market / Benefits brought by Suigenkyo


Tea caddy


Material & Caution


Gold leaf



Individual Difference

Each piece is handmade, so there are individual differences even in the same series. We hope that you will understand the change by handmade.

Delivery Date

Please note that it will take about a week for delivery if we do not have the item in stock.

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