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T o u r O f W E R O A D episode37

T o u r O f W E R O A D episode37

▪️ Tour of  WEROAD   episode 37▪️



Autumn rain with winter wind has kept falling as if it did not want to leave Ikebukuro these days.





It was done that heartwarming  plastered and painting at the west side gate.




The rebirth project of WEROAD has come to an end. The slanted edges at the bottom of the tunnel wall had been painted for 2 weeks and been completed finally. Ueda-san cared about this edge because she wanted to accomplish the image of colors risen up in whole the space without any gap from the floor(bottom) to the top of the wall.




And there appeared an aggregation of colors like celebration on the big rectangle wall of the west side gate. It was a breathtaking, and it almost made me forget it was at underground of Ikebukuro. The 77m-long-mural paint stimulates my faint recollections and lovely little feelings(both goods and bads), and the mural painting of the west side gate brings me the feeling of pure joy. The contrast that these 2 paintings had was like a comparison of my indispensable everyday life and my extraordinary/special moments. In Japanese traditional way of thinking, we used to categorize extraordinary/special moments as  “HARE” or “FARE”, which is boosting our energy for spending ordinary days, compared to ordinary moments as “KE” or “QE”. For me, these painting seemed to tell the preciousness of HARE days and also KE days.




Now WEROAD was reborn.

In this place, I can resound with colors freely and return to brand-new me. I wonder what kind of place it can be for you.






* ウイ・ロード内部のイメージは、77mある全長が5区画に分けられている構造に着目し、古代中国に端を発する自然哲学思想である五行思想になぞらえて、各区画を「木」「火」「土」「金」「水」のセクションに振り分けています。五行説は、この5つの要素が相互に関係し、その生滅盛衰によって天地万物が変化し、循環するという考えが基盤になっています。





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