The buildings in the precincts of Wat Phra Kaew may not be decorated with gold, but they have a vibrant color scheme. The brightly tiled roofs stand out against the white walls and blue sky. There are exceptions in Japan, but Buddhist temples are usually associated with a monotone look. The atmosphere is more subdued than in Thailand, and rarely are they painted as brightly as they are here. Therefore, the roofs of this temple gives me a sense of exoticism. Even though it is the same Buddhist temple, the color scheme must be different in each culture. Siddhartha Gautama Siddhartha must have had nothing to say about the color scheme of the temple.
The roof in the photo was also brightly colored in orange. The door was trimmed in gold, but the roof was not in gold. Thailand is a hot country. The sun was beating down on the orange roof. While I was staring at the orange roof, I suddenly realized that orange is indeed the color of the weather. It is true that orange looks good in this kind of weather, but I wonder if this color is not used for the sake of appearance. The color is the same as the color of the monks' robes. It must have been used to give the impression that the building itself is clothed in a kasaya.
December 16, 2019
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