If you visit any bonsai exhibitions, you would see some of them.
Tokokazari, displaying in the Japanese alcove 'Tokonoma' is a well-known style.
It is created with a main bonsai, an accent bonsai and a scroll. A small desk or a wooded plate is placed under the bonsai.
The aim of Tokokazari is to present the magnificent scenery with two or three (a main bonsai, an accent bonsai and a scroll) in Tokonoma.
The other displaying style is called Sekikazari. It is created with a main and accent bonsai, a carpet and a screen in the Japanese-style room.
Tanakazari is for the Shohin-bonsai that is less than 20cm in height from the bottom of the pot to the top of the plant. Tanakazari is created with five different materials including bonsai and a small displaying shelf.
|The displaying with a quince bonsai and a scroll at Takao-Komagino garden park on April 2015|
Though generally they are called 'traditional displaying-style,' according to some documents it was Meiji era, they were established as the decoration way of bonsai. Nowadays the house with tokonoma as well as the Japanese-style rooms are on the decrease in Japan.
I think now is the time that we should create some new displaying or appreciating style of bonsai.
I expect overseas bonsai enthusiasts to find something their own authentic and unique styles, but it seems that they admire Tokokazari much more than Japanese people in general.
|This is what I displayed with a maple, dear and the Kintsugi plate I did.|
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