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Also called *butsuma •§ŠÔ.

1@Small, private buildings or rooms used by noblemen to enshrine their own Buddhist images *butsuzou •§‘œ, and for their own personal spiritual edification. According to the NIHONSHOKI “ú–{‘‹I, an imperial edict of 686 stated that every domicile throughout Japan must create a hall or space wherein Buddhist statues and sutras were to be kept, honored and worshipped. Appropriate memorial services were to be held to honor them. There are only two buildings extant that are presumed to been jibutsudou. One is the small building *Tougudou “Œ‹“° (6.9m ~ 6.9m) at Jishouji ŽœÆŽ› (Ginkakuji ‹âŠtŽ›, 1476) in Kyoto. The other is the *Onrindou ‰€—Ñ“° at Katsura Rikyuu Œj—£‹{ (17C) jibutsudou.

Jishouji Tougudou ŽœÆŽ›“Œ‹“° (Kyoto)

2@A jibutsudou tea ceremony house, jibutsudou chashitsu Ž•§“°’ƒŽº, had a simple interior, a miniature shrine and often a Buddhist statue.

3@Jibutsudou refers to the place where a family's Buddha is enshrined and the ancestral tablets are kept.
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