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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普段なら考えられないような時間に目覚め、しっかり朝食、ワーテルローへ。
とその前に、3泊ともが同じ部屋では取れなくて、仕方なく荷造りして、14:00まで部屋なき子。
こじんまりした蚤の市やったけど、まぁまぁの収穫。
錆びた鉄のフックとか、クリップとか、かわいいやん~と思って値段聞くと、売りもんじゃないけど?これはお店のディスプレイに使う備品、的な説明。え~と思ってたら、欲しいの?(こんなもんが?的なニュアンスで)と。そんなん欲しいに決まってる、ということでゲット。
その後、別のアンティーク屋さんへ。ホーローの鍋とか、アンティークの麻布とか、いい感じの品揃えで、更にお店のおネエさん2人共がまたいい感じで、ここは甘えてしまえ、とワーテルローの買い物共々、日本へシッピング。ラッキー。

更にブラブラ。
ホテル帰って新しい部屋へ移動。
天井高くて、壁が水色で、ちょっとかわいい。画像がアップできなくて残念。