Tokonoma (床の間) – an alcove where art or flowers are displayed in a Japanese-style room (和室). The tokonoma has a floor called tokoita (床板), front trimming called tokogamachi (床框), and a decorative post – or posts – called tokobashira (床柱).

Tokonoma Illustration

Traditional Tokonoma

The above tokonoma is the conventional type while the image below shows one that is slightly more rustic.

Rustic Tokonoma

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