A tokonoma is a Japanese decorative alcove.The main function of the tokonoma is to be a focal point, a place to put a simple but beautiful object on display so that the attention can come to rest on a beautiful flower or a hanging scroll.

The tokonoma can be realized in many different shapes and styles.

 





 


 

 

Tokonoma's in the dojo (trainings room)
in Japanese cultural centre Shofukan (Rotterdam)

 

 

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