Spirituality: Unity of Tokanoma, Scroll and Shoji: Traditional Alcove Within Home

Tokanoma is an alcove, set within the traditional Japanese home. The function of the Tokanoma is to express the changing of the seasons through the artistry of a special scroll, pottery, plant, or artifact of a wabi sabi nature, those things closest to each season or holiday. The changing of the décor of the Tokanoma brings the spiritual essence of each season and holiday through the expression of the elements of nature, beauty, and the spirit within. I so appreciate the unity of expression of the Tokanoma, scroll and Shoji.

Tokanoma and Shoji





tokonoma-rooster scroll


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