On April 27th, the Clark Center for Japanese Art & Culture will organize the fourth KAZARI: Bonsai Display Competition. The competition focuses on creating a harmonious display of hanging scroll, bonsai tree, and an adjacent plant or stone to display in a tokonoma alcove.

On April 27th, the Clark Center for Japanese Art & Culture will organize the fourth KAZARI: Bonsai Display Competition. The competition focuses on creating a harmonious display of hanging scroll, bonsai tree, and an adjacent plant or stone to display in a tokonoma alcove.

tokonoma

The piece is made of wood that has been lacquered in the traditional "urushi" style.

Tokonoma - nice wooden display table.

tokonoma - ref. for the Habitats and Seasons professional development workshop

The placing of flowers in the tokonoma, or alcove of the main room, is an articulation of Japanese spirituality that is distinctly different from other forms of artistic expression.

Japanese fantail willow (Salix sachalinensis "Sekka"), Hypericum and Rose.

床の間 Tokonoma

Small Corner, Exploring

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