Thursday, December 31, 2009

Will Miss #100 - new generational housing

In Tokyo, it is relatively rare to see long rows of identical housing. This is rather different from what you sometimes see in other countries where someone has bought up and developed an area with a bunch of cookie cutter dwellings. Usually, seeing identical houses means that families have split their little plot of land and built homes side-by-side. It's a way of keeping the generations together, but also offering some independence and privacy for both parents and kids.

I'll miss seeing these pairs of matched houses and knowing that families are finding a new way to look after each other yet not step on each others toes.