In Japan, domestic bonsai are often shown in a Tokonoma, a so-called house niche. The bonsai is placed on a suitable surface. This can be a slab of wood or stone, but usually this is a (often tailor-made) table. This table supports the presentation of the bonsai and must therefore fit well with the bonsai in terms of dimensions and appearance. Tables come in many shapes and sizes. These tables are often made from expensive, refined types of wood. Old antique tables are preferred but are often very expensive. BonsaiPlaza has old antique tables on its site, often with a used character.
The shohin rack is an exception to the single table. This is a composite table on which you can place several small trees, up to approximately 28 cm high. This shohin rack depicts a mountain where a needle-like tree is always presented at the top of the table and the landscape often becomes more colorful towards the foot.