Shoryodana (shelf with ancestral tablet and altarage in the Bon festival) (精霊棚)

Shoryodana is a shelf placed to welcome the ancestors and spirits in the Bon festival, which is a conventional event in Japan. Shoryodana is also called bondana.

Generally, it is an altar covered with a sheet made of Manchurian wild rice, on which a Buddhist mortuary tablet, san gusoku (three elements of the altar), and offerings are arranged during the Bon.

The arrangement varies depending on the region.

[Original Japanese]