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Author T.K. Nakagaki to speak at Kinokuniya New York on 'The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler's Cross'

Michael Palmer - Monday, October 22, 2018

For those in New York, Kinokuniya will be hosting an author talk and book signing with author of The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler's Cross: Rescuing a Symbol of Peace from the Forces of Hate, Rev. Dr. T.K. Nakagaki. 

The swastika has been used for over three thousand years by billions of people in many cultures and religions—including Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism—as an auspicious symbol of the sun and good fortune. However, beginning with its hijacking and misappropriation by Nazi Germany, it has also been used, and continues to be used, as a symbol of hate in the Western World. Hitler's device is in fact a "hooked cross." Rev. Nakagaki's book explains how and why these symbols got confused, and offers a path to peace, understanding, and reconciliation.

Saturday, November 10, 2018
2:00 PM 3:30 PM
Kinokuniya New York
1073 6th Avenue
New York, NY, 10018 United States 

More information here: https://usa.kinokuniya.com/event-calendar/2018/11/20/rev-dr-tk-nakagaki
 



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