Okimono (置物) is a Japanese term for objects for display in front of religious altars, in a tokonoma, or in other such special spaces for setting objects of appreciation. The term literally translates as "object for placement [on display]".
An okimono may be a small Japanese carving, similar to, but larger than netsuke. Unlike netsuke, which had a specific purpose, okimono were purely decorative and were displayed in the tokonoma. During the Meiji period many okimono were made for export to the west.
- ↑ Japanese Kōjien dictionary, entry for okimono
- Definition of Okimono at Kitsune Japanese Art Gallery. Retrieved 9 September 2007.
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