Definitions for "Tokonoma"
Japanese word for the shallow alcove in a traditional Japanese room, its floor elevated slightly above that of the room. It serves as a focal point for the display of art, usually a hanging scroll or ceramic object, and flower arrangements.
Shallow alcove in a room, the floor of which is slightly elevated from the main space. The alcove serves as focal point for the display of artwork complemented by a flower arrangement and rotated with the seasons.
Decorative alcove.