1982 年 33 巻 10 号 p. 553-558
We have compared the amount of Japanese bedding in 1980 with the amount in 1966, in order to determine the ideal closet space for bedding. We also analyzed the results of a survey of the actual closet space for bedding in 1980.
We came to the following conclusions :
1. Only 15% of the subjects sleep on “Tatami” and they do not have beds in their houses at all. The traditional Japanese way of sleeping on “Tatami” is declining. In the future more beds will be used if houses have enough space for bedrooms.
2. During the 14 years from 1966 to 1980, the amount of bedding owned increased a little. There was not so remarkable a change as that of clothes since the amount of bedding needed is almost fixed.
3. The closet space for bedding varied according to the each family; 70% of the subjects have the closet space of 1.5 Ken to 3.5 Ken for bedding. The amount of space was influenced by the size of a family and the house.
4. About 60% of the subjects were not contented with the actual closet space for bedding they had.