“In Japanese, kodama, the ‘spirit of a tree,’ refers to a feeling of special kinship with the heart of a tree. It is our deepest respect for the tree…that we may offer the tree a second life.”

— George Nakashima

“The wood is our muse and our palette; its shapes and colors speak to those who listen.”

— Mira Nakashima

“Each tree, each part of the tree, has its own particular destiny…We roam the world to find our relationships with these trees.”

— George Nakashima

“To care for the woods is to witness all: nature unfolds, the seasons pass. The footprints of nature’s great variety appear on the new-fallen snow.”

— George Nakashima

“Nakashima furniture is meant to be lived with as a member of the family, full of imperfections as we all are, but maintaining a sense of balance and equanimity through all stages of life.”

— Mira Nakashima

“Nakashima furniture is meant to be lived with as a member of the family, full of imperfections as we all are, but maintaining a sense of balance and equanimity through all stages of life.”

— Mira Nakashima

Philosophy

The soul and spirit of the tree, the essence and character of wood, and the dedication of the woodworker to his or her craft.

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Philosophy

The soul and spirit of the tree, the essence and character of wood, and the dedication of the woodworker to his or her craft.

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History & Team

The history of George, Mira, Kevin, and the designers and craftspeople who make up Nakashima Woodworkers.

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History & Team

The history of George, Mira, Kevin, and the designers and craftspeople who make up Nakashima Woodworkers.

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The Grounds

Situated on 12 acres and consisting of 15 buildings, the Nakashima grounds were the home and workspace of George Nakashima, and currently serve as the headquarters of Nakashima Woodworkers and of the Nakashima Foundation for Peace.

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The Grounds

Situated on 12 acres and consisting of 15 buildings, the Nakashima grounds were the home and workspace of George Nakashima, and currently serve as the headquarters of Nakashima Woodworkers and of the Nakashima Foundation for Peace.

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