(I wrote this diary before the earthquake.
I sometimes post the topic which has nothing to do with the earthquake.)
Most arrangements of accomodations both in houses and apartment are fixed pattern, which are 3LDK and 2LDK.
L means living room.
D means dining room.
K means kitchen.
So 3LDK has three rooms and one living dining room. ( living room ＋ dining room )
Fifty years ago everyone’s dream was having these types of accomodations.
These arrangements emphasize on privacy.
They may be good for privacy of each family member.
But they are not without problems.
For example, private bedrooms are not always accessable by parents.
Parents can’t know what their children are doing in their rooms.
Children may be watching TV, playing games for long hours or doing tricky things.
I wanted to have an arrangement that emphasize on the relationship among family members.
So I tried not to put in partition walls except for toilet and bathroom in our house.
As such we can now communicate among ourselves by just signing to each other and without speaking.
I was worring that there was no privacy in our house.
But so far I like the large space.
My daughter made for herself a small room with cardboard in the house .
She is pleased with her handmade room in caedboard.
When my daughters grow up, I will make her a real partition walls in the second floor.
Now we are able to gather together thanks to the large LDK during these difficult times. 🙂