Shoku

A stand for placing bonsai or flower vases is called a “shoku” in Japanese. A flat board to place bonsai is called jiita. It is a manner to place bonsai on either a shoku or jiita.

In Japanese style houses, bonsai decorates an alcove known as Tokonoma, along with a wall scroll. A doll or a stone is known as suiseki, which resembles a scenery, is placed on the alcove shelves for welcoming guests, and admiring the chang- ing seasons. We created a shoku for bonsai that fits in modern spaces.