Saturday, 15 November 2014

Okimono Two

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Copyright Julie Vaux 2014

I've seen the Japanese word Okimono translated a number of ways

oject d art artistic object ornament sculpture statuette  art object etc
literally it means put up thing something you put up for display usually on a traditional tokonoma alcove so it could be in its broadest sense a bonsai a doll a ceramic vessel a scroll several things 

Where Chinese might use Xiang ( ZOO in SinoJapanese) Japanese uses Xiang and this word also.

Oki CHI oku The Chinese is zhi tone 4