tokonoma

[ toh-kuh-noh-muh ]
/ ˌtoʊ kəˈnoʊ mə /

noun

(in Japanese architecture) a shallow alcove for the display of kakemonos or flower arrangements.

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Origin of tokonoma

1895–1900; <Japanese, equivalent to toko (raised) floor + -no grammatical particle + ma room
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