This weekend I finished the questionnaire related to the Machiya, what are the qualities for living and working. How to take these qualities with us to the next generations in Japan and abroad.
I’m warned by several people that it wouldn’t be easy to reach Kyoto people, especially those who live in a Machiya, to fill in the questionnaire.
Today I had a meeting with Suwa-san. She wrote her thesis about the Machiya: how it could be preserved for the future. She did a survey, but it took her half a year to contact 60 people.
She told me about the big difference in communication between english and japanese.
With this in mind, I’m curious about the answers of my survey.