Nakashima recalls living in a tent while her father built the family home and workshop. They used a cistern to collect rainwater, since they had no well. They got drinking water from neighbors and bathed where they swam.
Her father was trained as an architect, and she herself studied architecture at Harvard, but she has dedicated herself to the preservation of the complex and the furniture collections within the structures and to continuing the woodworking tradition her father started in the 20th century. She hopes her son Satoru will join the family business and carry it into the future.
|George Nakashima's home|
|Wood stored in the complex|
|Furniture stored in the complex|
|Current staff, with Mira Nakashima in the foreground|