SBP Blog

Japanese Buddhist T.K. Nakagaki sets out to educate West on swastika of good fortune

Michael Palmer - Monday, December 17, 2018

The Kyodo News profiles Rev. Dr. T.K. Nakagaki's mission to educate the west on the origins of the Buddhist Swastika. His new book The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler's Cross gracefully explains this ancient symbols origins and how it was misappropriated by the forces of evil. Read More

Like our blog? Please share it!


Subscribe to the SBP Mailing List

New Releases

Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan

Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!

China Smart

Essential essays on all things Chinese that inform and entertain travelers, students, and anyone working or living in China

Oh, Tama!

A deeply eccentric novel about lives and connections—and a cat of course—in 1980s Tokyo: witty, offbeat, and strangely profound.

The Fourth String

Two women. Two cultures. One music.

Tag Cloud

foreword reviews chinese comics polite japanese manners expat michael emmerich japan travel etiquette performance black jack book review Spirituality japanese book author tour ancient symbols paul mccarthy comic history japanese instrument tk nakagaki sensei japanese culture best behavior in japan gallery awa danica davidson yukio mishima seppuku nazi Ukiyo-e Christianity matcha zen anime WWII bookstore Year of the Dog traditional japanese instrumenet memior larry herzberg behavior foreigner in japan catcher in the rye japan ravel student teacher Tokyo Olympics buddhist symbols kansuke naka memoir, tracy franz, zen monk, buddhist literary prize musical Second World War illustration hiroaki sato alan brill Travel journal of a zen monks wife in japan shamisen performance a memoir of sensei and me zen monks wife' the silver spoon japanese drunk hooked cross publishing travel manners poetry of consciousness janet pocrobba frederik schodt japanese customs Chiune Sugihara learning in japan new release Chinese history hate kyoto Spring Festival gaijin pot suicide etiquette trip min kahng leonard koren benjamin franklin awards gaijinpot shaimsen my year of dirt and water japan behavior AAS traditional japanese music osaka william f sibley how to order in japan gratitude in japan Art/Design shun medoruma summer vacation asia bowing in japan japan etiquette haibun classic journal japan culture literature manga biography brad hawley osamu dazai asian review of books japan books drinking in japan japan visitor benjamin franklin award ningen shikkaku amys guide to bes tbehavior in japan book hoarding japanese translation books t.k. nakagaki fred schodt suehiro maruo the fourth string manji expat in japan traditional book reading classic japanese literature travel etiquette stone bridge cafe tricycle magazine book blurb eastern and western philosophy peace japanese instruments Nikolas Bunton lesley university kris kosaka donald keene miswest book review book reviews green tea guide eating in japan VIZ book publicity understandind china through comics rachel manley astrology new york events UCLA Japanese aesthetics Anime/Manga/Comics center of east asian studies japan travel guide why we write podcast memoir writing japan manners disney do it right and be polite Japanese art haiku zazen dirt and water janet pocorbba takuma sminkey the asian review of books 2019 how to the japan times no longer human henry kiyama travel Japan visitor interfaith holden caufield dark horse japan guide osamu tezuka Poetry graphic novels tokyo japanese classic tea japanese etiquette pottery what do in japan Culture huffington post reviews book non-fiction world literature today literary review memoir nara kyoto journal author signing japanese travel japan vacation foreword indies award 1960's Japan writing jun hazuki japan today IBPA foreword indies hitlers cross evil walt disney Language new york History international book award book signing China japan custom book tour the japan society the fourth string a memoir of sensei and me diymfa verticle koun Chinese culture tea garden monk wife 2020 Olympics japanese Interview zen monk zen monk wife china smart the buddhist swastika ritual ex pat literature japanese bath podcast buddhism a memoir gaijin manga journal of a zen monk's wife giajin japan memoir state of belief amy chavez author event politics and prose dazai announcement World War II ancient symbol blurb chinese finalist Japanese holidays kinokuniya event kyodo news tourist zen monk in japan Asian Studies review Children's Literature four immigrants Basho hippocampus magazine book award author publicity sensei and me american shamisen diary Japanese literature Japan how to travel in japan travel to japan janet pocorobba PEN AWARD internment monks wife Korea manners in the woods of memory china What You Don’t Know, What You Need to Know— A Past & Present Guide to History, Culture, Society, Language china history learning shamisen awards alan moore comics Coming of Age Day rebecca otowa tomoko aoyama buddhist swastika japanese books photography Korea photography wife japan book Alexandra Johnson japan trip holocaust oh tama Okinawan literature jared cook year of zen swastika japanese books in english journal of a zen monk mark gibeau the millions journal' monks wife koto 1960s Korea nichi bei weekly, naomi hirarahara juddhism jing liu amys guide to best behavior in japan japanese craft lions roar Children's Books japanese people ibpa publishing university Olympics Chinese Astrology otakuusa monk a shameful life traditional japanese instrument new books forewrod reviews indies purification university of chicago Christianity in Japan religion huffpost mieko kanai japan book review event stone bridge press World War Two fantasy literature buddhist priest Basho's Narrow Road shamisen japan food welton gaddy japan travel will eisner astro boy Shoah washington dc Translation diy mfa Chinese New Year japan restaurant The Colorado Review book talk frank beyer damian flanagan japanese cutlure the hidden writer a mejiro novel japanese music hitler pacific rim review of books buddhist award living in japan tracy franz