Tokonoma (Japanese床の間) are an essential element of traditional Japanese interior design. These are small ground-level or slightly higher, about 50 cm deep and 1-2 m wide niches or windowless alcove. They are used purely for decorative purposes and are typically designed with a vertical hanging scroll, the Kakemono, or an ikebana arrangement.

Tokonoma are usually in Washitsu to find lined with tatami (rice straw mats) traditional Japanese rooms. They originated during the Muromachi period ( 14th to 16th century ) and are Buddhist origin.

In Japan, one can not participate in the budget Direction husband is often referred to jokingly as " Tokonoma Jewelry".

  • Architecture ( Japan)
  • Interior Design