Message - Toconoma (Decorative Alcove)

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Posted by  Barry on January 05, 2002 at 10:33:37:

I find these kind of spaces very cool & interesting.

The tokonoma (or decorative alcove) is considered one of four elements found in the main hall of a samurai residence whose function is that of display. The term tokonoma has a dual meaning, since it refers both to the alcove itself, as well as a room containing a decoirative alcove. The decorative alcove has historically been called the oshiita, however it is proper to use either of the terms.

BTW, I've created one in my house. To read & see more click on the link below.

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