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Wood Carving / Pet Alter / Dog

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Product Story

General Product Information

Life with a pet is full of joy and gives us a sense of security.

We wondered if we could give that feeling so that people could feel it even after their pets had gone.
By creating a pet altar, the craftsmen thought that pet owners could use it as a place to hold their pets close to their hearts.
We also paid particular attention to the materials and finishes so that the altar gives the feeling of warmth and charm when placed next to you.

Natural hinoki cypress is used to express its warmth, and Kazushige Ijiri, a butsudan carver known for his soft impression of carving, puts his heart and soul into his work to express the pet's loveliness.

 Product History

When did these crafts start to craft?:100 years ago / 1900AD / Showa period in Japan

At Ijiri Engraving Studio, we place great importance on applying the engraving techniques handed down from our predecessors into works that are blended in with the modern society. The service of the company is not limited to shrines and temples, but also focuses on the production of carved nameplates for ordinary homes and signboards for stores and other facilities. The works, which are carved by hand one by one by craftsmen, have warmth and originality, and have a mysterious charm that attracts people.

Craftsman Story

Craftsman Profile

Ijiri Engraving Studio / Kazushige Ijiri
The company proposes innovative concepts for butsudan (Buddhist altars) that blend in with modern life. Also, they collaborate with traditional Shiga crafts to introduce new ideas that combine Shiga traditions and innovation.


Craftsman Passion

We utilize the engraving techniques not only to preserve its tradition, but also use them for "now”.
This means Ijiri Engraving Studio wants to not only preserve their tradition, but also to utilize our engraving techniques globally for today’s society.
We are striving to create works of art that are needed by people who live in today's world. With this in mind, we strive to create works of art every day.


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




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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 month for delivery if we do not have the item in stock.

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