Share your Scroll(s)


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Re: Share your Scroll(s)

Postby IPT » Jun 22nd, '11, 21:51

That is a very beautiful display John. Very soothing. I really need to make a niche like that in my tea room. Yes, I know "niche" is not the right word, but I cannot remember the Japanese term. I do not know if it would fit in my Chinese style tea room though.
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Re: Share your Scroll(s)

Postby JBaymore » Jun 23rd, '11, 09:18

IPT,

Thanks. The space you mention is called a "tokonoma".

It comes from the "shoin" room design that was adopted in Japanese architecture in about the 15th century. The concept originally came from Zen temple's dens/studys and it eventually found its way into the "standard" traditional room architecture. By the later Tokagawa Jidai ....it had become the "standard" for a samurai class room..... along with the sliding fusuma, sliding shoji, a set of asymetrical shelves on a wall, and a low desk....called a "shoin" (hence the style name). There were three varaitions on this... one for daimyo, one for the average samurai, and then one that was adaptred for "sukiya" ... tea ceremony huts.

Interestingly.... the 15th century style persists to this day in Japanese architecture.

And nope... not very Chinese. :)

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Re: Share your Scroll(s)

Postby David R. » Jun 23rd, '11, 10:29

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Re: Share your Scroll(s)

Postby IPT » Jun 23rd, '11, 21:51

JBaymore wrote:IPT,

Thanks. The space you mention is called a "tokonoma".


Thank you John.

I could add one to my living room though. Of course, with my daughter, I do not know if the vase would survive long. Maybe I could built a fence around it. :)
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Re: Share your Scroll(s)

Postby JBaymore » Nov 24th, '12, 18:06

It was time for another scroll change in the washitsu heya.

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