CultureBlog: ご本尊, 御本尊 (Gohonzon)

Gohonzon are a type of script mandala (文字漫荼羅, moji mandala) that are
the primary object of veneration in various Nichiren schools of Japanese
Buddhism. In private settings, they are usually housed in a Buddhist altar;
photography and reproduction of the gohonzon is discouraged as the
resultant images are unconsecrated and vulnerable to damage.

More (unconsecrated) examples can be found at the Buddhist Dictionary.

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