Screen Shot 2016-06-27 at 10.42.24 AMI recently had the pleasure of spending a day at the tiny, fascinating home of Yoko Fushimi for an article in Alpine Modern. Jimmy Cohrssen joined us to take photos, including the one posted here of what may be the most relaxing bathtub in the world. No insult intended to the architect Kazuhiko Kishimoto, but as I wrote in the article, it was Fushimi’s garden that stole my heart: “The most remarkable part of the house, however, is that which Fushimi has created herself. In three years the bare slope of the lot has become a profusion of trees, flowers, and bushes.  Kiwi vines, morning glories, honeysuckle, and wild roses twine around moss-covered tree trunks and arbors. Lilies, ferns, and violet sage crowd the pathways. The garden has a wild feeling that is rare in Japan, but perfectly suited to its surroundings (while weeding, Fushimi has spotted foxes, deer, wild boars, monkeys, badgers, and three black bears). She tends to her garden most days that weather permits, and thinks of it as a present to the birds and butterflies and people who wander past. But most of all, it is a long-awaited gift to herself.”