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Silver Ratio

  • I think you have heard the word “golden ratio.”


    This ratio,which is represented by about 1:1.618, is the most stable and beautiful ratio, and it is present everywhere in the world.

    However, Japanese tend to prefer the silver ratio (1:√2) rather than the golden ratio.

    In Japan, the silver ratio is used in many things from ancient buildings to familiar notes.
    しかし日本人は、黄金比よりも白銀比(1 : √2 )のほうを好む傾向にあるようです。

    Most popular anime characters in Japan, such as Doraemon or Totoro, are also have the silver ratio.

    Besides, there is also the bronze ratio (around 1:2.303), but ratio this seems to be rarely used.

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