Due to having one of the finest display of Japanese ceramics from "THE" Japanese artist we lost 4 alchoves. We had to use four corners which did not offer the finest possible view as a Tokonoma. Next year we will have all the spots we need and can do a much better job.
A simple piece of masking tape might have made a difference here without damaging the wood.
Wow. I just really looked at the composition. Wow. Is the scroll a waterfall? If so, that's the image I am seeing, with the battered tree worn by the elements including the buffeting of the waterfall, and the accessory planting is thriving in the mist of the water.