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Are these features incorporated into newly-built houses in Japan? If so, are they everywhere or are they a luxury, perhaps very approximately comparable to an inglenook fireplace? What about flats/apartments or other dwellings where space is limited? Are there some people who use them for mundane purposes like storage or putting a TV in, or who have the raised part removed completely to give themselves more room? Are there people who use them as a sacred space, but with unconventional objects instead of the traditional arrangements? Do people who live alone bother to stick to the traditional etiquette (mentioned in the article but not elaborated on) when stepping into the tokonoma to change the display? Credulity (talk) 19:22, 30 July 2012 (UTC)