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Monday, December 7, 2009

" Tokonoma " Japanese lifestyle




    Tokonoma, also referred to simply as toko, is a Japanese term generally referring to a built-in recessed space in a Japanese style reception room, in which items for artistic appreciation are displayed. In English, tokonoma is usually called alcove.

   One big pillar takes tokonoma. This is called daikoku-bashira. It is a meaning called a pillar supporting a house.





    The items usually displayed in a tokonoma are calligraphic and/or pictorial scrolls and an arrangement of flowers.

   It costs expense to make a show window, a big pillar. Therefore there become few houses having tokonoma.

9 comments:

  1. Artistic appreciation displays are an excellent idea and to be honest that made me to desire something similar! When I have more space (after kids are gone after 15 years :-)) I will have some kind of tokonoma!

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  2. I understand it costs a lot but it's very beautiful. Shadows theater all days long with the sun...

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  3. Muchas curiosidades guarda vuestra cultura...muy bonito.

    Besos

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  4. Wow..thanks for sharing this insight with the wonderful photos- I will try to keep it in mind. Very classy looking!

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  5. I didn't know what you called it but I do remember pillars in homes and alcoves too.

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  6. I a very nice job of the artist
    Is that tokonoma made of glass? I beg your pardon I thought it was papper

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  7. Encantadoras fotos las tuyas.

    Saludos y un abrazo.

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  8. It looks very pleasant and nice

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  9. I like the CHinese tradition especially their interior design.

    Laby[White Suit]

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