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In the Recess of the Heart

To understand a Frank Lloyd Wright fireplace, you’ll need to know about the traditional Japanese tokonoma.

Japanese print attributed to Kano (c.1878) of a tokonoma alcove with customary ornaments [view license]

A tokonoma is an alcove dedicated to displaying a set of things that complement each other in both aesthetics and meaning. The traditional form grew from a fusion of Zen shrine design, traditional Tea House architecture, and Samurai culture…

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Remy Dean

Remy Dean

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Author, Artist, Creative Consultant in Education. ‘This, That, and The Other’ fantasy novels published by The Red Sparrow Press. https://remydean.blogspot.com