Displayed in the Exhibition Hall at the Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego on Weekends
What is a Tokonoma?
Tokonoma, or Toko, is a uniquely Japanese architectural feature that provides a designated space for displaying art. This aesthetic focal point of the home may include an Ikebana arrangement, a landscape scroll, bonsai,
or other objects of beauty that together express a three-dimensional story of harmony and transience.
The overall result is an uncluttered sense of upliftment and seasonal connection to nature.