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The sunken bathtub in George Nakashima’s Sanso Villa mimics the shape of a swimming pool on the grounds. His daughter, Mira Nakashima, took over the studio after his death and now lives and works on the property. “A Japanese garden often has a central pond derived from the character for ‘heart’ or ‘spirit,’ and this may be an abstraction of that character,” she says of the tub’s sculptural form. Tagged: Bath Room and Mosaic Tile Wall.  My Favorite Stories of 2015 by Amanda Dameron from A Serene Nakashima Bathroom Survives