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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今朝、TwitterのTLを眺めてたら、土井善晴氏 (@doiyoshiharu)が以下を。

美しいということが人が人らしくあること。今の日本では美しさの反対にあるものが経済となることが悲しい。美しいというだけで価値があるのだから。人が豊かになるのだから。美しさに普遍的な価値を与えなえれば、美しさはなくなるんじゃないのか。それは国の力を誠実に使ってほしい。

高価な美しいものが一つあるよりも、ふつうの暮らしにあるもの全部が美しいほうがずっと気持ちがいい。それは自然。時間。人。

本当にそう思う。物質的なものと精神的なものとがバランスするって不可能なのかなぁ。
迷ってはダメ。自分に言い聞かす。
土井先生と話してみたい。