The farmer expressed his fear of spirits, whereupon the woman inquired if her host had a butsudan (a family altar).
Going to the butsudan, or house altar, at once he lit the lamps.
Finding that he had, she bade him open the butsudan and light a lamp.
At home, the ancestral tablets in the butsudan form the centre of the ceremonies.
Deign to refrain from taking life in the house; nay, before the very ihai in the butsudan.
As he relit the light in the night lamp, O'Hana went up to the butsudan to extinguish the lights there.
Everybody is a Shintist; and every house seems to have both its kamidana and its butsudan.
Also, whether the ancestors are ever worshipped before the kamidana in the same way as they are worshipped before the butsudan.
The old man rose and went to an inner room where hung the butsudan, the shrine.