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