Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Tokonoma

Tokonoma, Kyoto sightseeing
This is called Tokonoma. little alcove and the heart of a house.

This is now included with a room to receive guests.

On it are exhibited scroll pictures, calligraphy or ikebana, flower arrangement to receive guests.

On the frame of Tokonoma are used the most expensive and greatest woods of all woods in a house.

Tokonoma plays an important role especially in a teahouse.
Location by Google Map

3 Comments:

At 12/06/2006 8:34 PM, Blogger zannnie said...

ohh this is a very serene and calm place to receive guests...i like it very much...

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At 12/06/2006 10:00 PM, Blogger Kate said...

Perhaps if more cultures had this practice there would be more peace in the world?? Lovely shot!

 
At 12/08/2006 6:00 AM, Blogger macky said...

Thank you for the comments.
zannnie: I think that you may see tokonoma in Japanese restaurant.
kate: Oh, nice idea!

 

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