The Architecture of Japanese Hospitality (part 2)

客間 - Kyakuma - Japanese reception room

Japanese houses have a special room for guests and special occasions. This special room is called “客間 (Kyakuma)”. 

床の間 - Tokonoma - The alcove 

The display space for hospitality in a Japanese room.

Works of art and seasonal flowers are displayed on the “床の間 (Tokonoma)” to entertain guests.

This space also serves as a small museum that lets you feel the seasons in your home.

By decorating the alcove in the special room, the host serves the guests with humility and expresses their hospitality.

This Tokonoma feature Toujorin

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