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Cherry wood tokonoma

Post  Hank Miller on Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:52 pm

A small two piece cherry tokonoma I designed to fit on a standard utility table often used for exhibitions. I thought it might be nice to display trees at home, Enjoy. Hank





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Post  dick benbow on Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:16 am

very attractive! thanks for sharing.

One question I might ask, is having both sides shoji the same, what is needed, or should there be an indication of light (window) to that the tree and other elements might be better positioned?

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Post  Guest on Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:18 am

Hi Hank Miller

This is a nice little display Smile.

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:21 pm

Very nice craftsmanship.

However, I wouldn't call it a tokonoma, more like a shoji screen backdrop. Still nice though.

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Post  Kakejiku on Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:51 pm

However, I wouldn't call it a tokonoma, more like a shoji screen backdrop. Still nice though.

I agree with the quality, it is very beautiful, but was going to say the sentiment above last night, but didn't want to sound like I am sometimes perceived on the site.
I would have gone further to call it a 席飾り Seki Kazari. The 障子 shoji are nicely done...and would like to know more about it.


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Post  Hank Miller on Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:30 pm

Thank you for your comments. I was somewhat puzzled about what name to use. It is a shoji screen on a base. The base is 4 foot long. My idea was to create something that could be used to display trees but was not a permanent fixture. When placed on a cabinet or table it provides a nice viewing area rather than an alcove created from a 3 sided box placed on a nice base.

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Post  david g on Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:51 pm

felicidades Very Happy me gusta mucho amigo.

saludos

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Post  Kakejiku on Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:02 pm

In order to be a Toko no Ma it has to have certain characteristics. A Toko no Ma is a place to hang a scroll, and even though in bonsai display the scroll is to take a secondary place to the bonsai, it still must be present, along with Ten & Hashira and a light source....

If I can make a recommendation, replace your shoji with a Tori no Ko byoubu and I think it would better show off any bonsai you put in the display.


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Post  kora on Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:26 am

Kakejiku wrote:In order to be a Toko no Ma it has to have certain characteristics. A Toko no Ma is a place to hang a scroll, and even though in bonsai display the scroll is to take a secondary place to the bonsai, it still must be present, along with Ten & Hashira and a light source....

If I can make a recommendation, replace your shoji with a Tori no Ko byoubu and I think it would better show off any bonsai you put in the display.

If I may: what is a Tori no Ko byoubu, and for that matter a Ten&Hashira?
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Post  Kakejiku on Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:19 pm

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If I may: what is a Tori no Ko byoubu, and for that matter a Ten&Hashira?
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鳥の子屏風 Tori no Ko is the reference to the type of paper used for the Byoubu. It is an off white....very simple and elegant. I do not have a picture at the moment, but will try to scan and send in the future.

柱 Hashira are the pillars of the Toko no Ma. Bamboo is on the left and the other wood pillar on the right.

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Post  kora on Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:52 pm

thanks for the partial explanation-still don't know what you mean by ten and Byoubu. It would be helpful to describe items in plain language, as most of us are not familiar with all the Japanese technical words, other than those pertaining to bonsai,kora

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