Purchasing items

We have two stores managed. this domain site is mainly custom-order, agent purchase etc. Other store is eBay. You can buy various Buddhism items on eBay. tokyotrad store tokyotrad eBay store

Ask us anything on Buddhism

We are selling Buddhism items, and Japanese traditional items to worldwide. Mainly, this store is for custom-order or agent purchase. Others are on eBay also (owner is ex-eBay staff). Please visit to there.

Agent Purchase

We can buy on behalf of you

Custom Order

We can provide great statue by craftsmen and made of Japanese timbers.

Buddhism Craftspersons

Buddhism Statues by Japanese Craftsman I can provide perfect all Japanese handcrafted Buddhism statues from Buddhism craftsman. It’s the great statues which can live for some hundred years. Though it’s depending on their skills, generally, the price would be expensive. And it takes over one year to delivered items. If you order it, you and I (and craftsman) need to communicate about some things each other. Here are special web site of great Buddhism artisan or craftsman. It’s not only two craftsmen whom I can have a direct deal with. I can also contact to other craftsmen. Please feel free to contact me.   The great Buddhism artisan : Mukoyoshi...

A list of Principal images

Here’s table which describing principal images and the founders of each Buddhism schools. Japanese people enshrine them to Butsudan (Buddhism altar). Principal 13 Buddha(s) is Japanese origin idea. They are described on one scroll. It is used at Shingon Buddhism funeral, mainly. On the other hand, it have nothing to do with Jodo and Jodo Shinshu. Omamori Honzon is Buddha & Bodhisattva to guard your whole life. There are 12 patterns depending on birth year of 12 zodiacal signs (it have nothing to do with Jodo and Jodo Shinshu). About details, please take a look here.

About Japanese Craftsman

Craftsman, artisan, skilled workman are called Shokunin in Japanese. Shokunin is a worker who has very highly‐developed and skilled techniques. Originally, high techniques were required, because they presented it to Imperial House or feudal lords, and to sacred place such as Shinto shrine or Buddhism temples. Therefore Shokunin were respected among any classes. Present Japan have no class system, but Shokunin are highly respected still now. Shokunin never compromise, even if 1mm and 1g. They pay attentions to details (as we may not be able to realize it). They do it as putting their life on a given work. They practice very very hard to get high techniques. They are...

Honji-Suijaku thought (Buddhism and Shinto)

In Japan, there was a concept called Honji-Suijaku. This concept explains that “Many Japanese traditional Gods and Goddesses are incarnations of Buddha. * Since Meiji era, Shinto and Buddhism are separated. But many people visit both shrines and temples. In this case, Buddhism icons are called Gongen in Japanese. Gongen is quite Japan origin Buddhism image. Gon means temporarily. Gen means appearance. Gongen means “temporary manifestation by a Buddha (in order to save people) manifested form of Shinto deities” (incarnation of Japanese God). That’s ancient Japanese sapience to avoid religious conflicts between Shinto and Buddhism. In fact, Jikkai Mandala of Nichiren Buddhism is including Japanese deities such as Amaterasu-Omikami from...

Japanese considerations of death and life (4)

Jodo school and Jodo Shinshu school are having different interpretation on the consideration of death and life. Basically, there are no six world in their ideas. There is only Jodo (Pure Land). After death in this world, go to Jodo and live again at Jodo. Buddhism teachings ask for spending self-restraining days to us. But nobody can do that (even monks). Which means nobody can get nirvana. Amida Nyorai (Amitabha) knows that. He had lead an ascetic life to take us to Jodo and to save us at Bodhisattva years. I mean, everybody can go to Jodo. “Namu Amida Butsu” is the words of thanks to Amida Nyorai (Not magic...