In a Japanese traditional style room you can see a vacant space like a built-in closet without doors. This space is called Tokonoma, and the floor is higher than other area of a room. Tokonoma has hanging partition wall, so it can be called alcobe in English. We display flowers or art objects matches with each season here.
Originally Tokonoma was a place for worshipping Buddha statues and has been the holy space of a house. When I was small my mother always told me that Tokonoma should be kept clean, and should not be set foot in.
Yesterday I started to learn Ikebana. Ikebana is the Japanese traditional style flower arrangement.
It had been my dream to arrange Ikebana for Tokonoma by myself.
We use a shallow flower vase for Ikebana.
Nyagoo put his paw in the water and tasted the water!
I have heard that some plants are toxic to cats.
So I put a few lemon drops in the water to prevent him drink the water from flower vase…
He doesn’t like that.(^^;)
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