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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糠漬けと海

今回葉山へ持参したもの。
着替えや枕はもちろん、お気に入りのお茶碗・お椀・湯のみの三点セット、梅干、糠床。
なんか高木さんが庭で野菜を作ってて、きっと食べきれないくらい採れると思われたので、糠床は必須かなと。

庭で収穫の胡瓜の糠漬け。一緒に漬けた茄子はまだみたい。
これをつまみつつ、海眺めながらのビール。
なんだかすみません。

夜、仕事から帰ってきた高木さんに食べさすと、酸っぱ過ぎて駄目と。
それが美味しいと思うねんけど。
味の趣味って違うね。
この胡瓜の糠漬け、刻んで素麺と一緒に食べることにします。