Last year when he retired, he abruptly told me that he wished his own hobby room. It was a kind of "out of the blue" confession for me because he hadn't mentioned a single word about it and I had no idea he had that plan in his mind. He had already finished the behind-the-scenes work finding the carpenters and so on. He beat me to it, I think. As our house is such a tiny one, the decision wasn't so bad after all for our sake.
One of his old acquaintances happened to be teaching how to make 蕎麦. My husband seemed quite impressed with his delicious noodle and to my surprise, he started doing it himself. I posted about his noodle with pic. on 2 of Feb.