1998 Volume 9 Pages 1-8
We studied the relationship between Christmas decorations in private gardens and the residential environment by surveying residents in Kobe-Sanda International Garden City, Hyogo Prefecture. We found that Christmas decorations greatly contribute to improving the quality of the residential environment. Residents who have a more positive attitude towards Christmas decorations tend to have a stronger interest in the streetscape. We also believe that Christmas decorations in private gardens will become more widespread in the future with the increasing westernizatio nof homes and gardens in new residentia lareas and with the realizatio nof housing plans aimed at households with children.