At Sol, one part of the wall is painted in magenta.
This color, discovered by Goethe, is a combination of red and violet,
which respectively are the lowest and highest colors of the visible spectrum.
Red is most heavy with long wavelengths signifying Roughness.
Violet is light with short wavelengths signifying Delicateness.
Hence, in Japan, violet is commonly used to represent the highest rank.
The words, “reason is formed by the height of culture and the height of animality” represent this ideology;
when the extremities of the vulgar and the refined exist, instead of combining both and diving it in half,
it is the intuition of going both directions simultaneously.
This is what is referred to as the Middle Way in Buddhism, meaning when exact opposites exist,
one does not take what is in the center but encloses them both.
Sol’s aim to synthesize the man-made, contemporary and western, with the natural, antique and eastern,
alludes to the meaning of the color magenta, which signifies a mixture of opposite colors.
Thus, magenta is the symbol of the Middle Way.

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Q.
会社の社員たちの行動一つひとつにイライラして、つい怒鳴りつけてしまいます。最近の若い人たちを教育するには、どういう方法がいいのでしょうか?

A.
最近の若い人達・・・。アナタは若かった時がないのかしら?イライラするのは、彼等が間違ってるからなのかしら?アナタがいつも絶対正しいのかしら?そもそもどっちかが正しいとどっちかは間違ってるのかしら?アナタがイライラするのは、彼等のことが理解できない自分に対して、じゃないの?彼等の話をもっと聞いてあげなさい。社長の苦しみと従業員のそれとは同じじゃないわ。

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