SBP Blog

Rev. T.K. Nakagaki to speak on the Buddhist Swastika this Saturday in NYC

Michael Palmer - Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hate crime is on the rise, and the swastika regularly appears as a weapon of rightwing hatemongers and white nationalists. But in Asia, billions of people view the swastika very differently, as a symbol of peace. Can its original meaning be restored? Read More


Rescuing a Symbol of Peace, an interview with T.K. Nakagaki with The State of Belief

Michael Palmer - Monday, February 11, 2019

The State Of Belief with Dr. Welton Gaddy sat down with Rev. Dr. T.K. Nakagaki, author of The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler's Cross about the misappropriation of the swastika by the Nazis, overturning its long history as a symbol of peace in Asian religions. Can its original meaning ever be reclaimed?
 Read More


Like our blog? Please share it!

Categories

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

Forty-Seven Samurai


One of the most spectacular vendettas ever: the history and haiku behind the mass-suicide featured in the 2013 film 47 Ronin

Oh, Tama!


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

Tag Cloud

the inland sea donald keene internment tokyo expat in japan manners foreword indies History interfaith tourist jun hazuki tricycle magazine Poetry kyoto travel etiquette book talk japan book kyoto journal hitlers cross eastern and western philosophy hate chinese holocaust etiquette pulitzer prize benjamin franklin awards 2020 Olympics monks wife Second World War verticle expert nichi bei weekly, naomi hirarahara min kahng shamisen performance brad hawley photography guide symbol japan ravel hong kong asian review of books frederik green review the lion king forewrod reviews indies four immigrants behavior stone bridge cafe Asian Studies memoir bird talk and other stories blurb new york peace World War II foreword indies award hitler symbol the buddhist swastika nazi zen monk ningen shikkaku astro boy The Colorado Review Children's Books china What You Don’t Know, What You Need to Know— A Past & Present Guide to History, Culture, Society, Language forest gander criterion amys guide to best behavior in japan japanese travel living in japan osamau tezuka japan vacation japanese business stone bridge press classic literature the fourth string a memoir of sensei and me japan custom Okinawan literature bushido Alexandra Johnson ancient symbols awards japanese instruments book award Tokyo Olympics seppuku japanese etiquette koun award Art/Design travel to japan william f sibley huffington post learning shamisen Nikolas Bunton book blurb tk nakagaki japanese classic book review asia fred schodt Olympics pacific rim review of books film nhk world literature today summer vacation japanese craft international book award japanese bath kyoto travel new york events Translation japanese drunk mieko kanai eli lieberman author talk japanese instrument china guide japan guide literary prize IBPA amys guide to bes tbehavior in japan learning instruments in japan Shoah book reviews visitor anne prescott trip takuma sminkey classic poetry chapters journal of a zen monk's wife leonard koren university of chicago zen luke patitsas a shameful life Travel dirt and water japanese books in english 1960's Japan hippocampus magazine dark horse understandind china through comics buddhist priest japanese cutlure kyodo news books japan times japan travel guide benjamin franklin award china smart bookstore kimba the white lion monk wife china vacation writing frederik schodt otakuusa shun medoruma society best behavior in japan ritual jared cook translators holden caufield japanese customs japan travel education about asia tomoko aoyama donald richie shaimsen traditional japanese music journal of a zen monks wife in japan damian flanagan ripe mangoes tracy franz Korea photography wife lesley university yukio mishima journal' monks wife Korea Culture janet pocorobba World War Two amy chavez japanese to english buddhist forty seven ronin pottery sensei and me shamisen diy mfa politics and prose 47 samurai author oh tama fantasy literature 4k haibun namethetranslator hooked cross purification classic japanese literature what do in japan new books simba monk Spirituality janet pocorbba will eisner Ukiyo-e suicide juddhism hitler how to order in japan journal Spring Festival sensei traditional graphic novels manga nova scotia japan etiquette Japanese literature lucille cara new release expat author event the fourth string ibpa publishing university paul mccarthy Chinese history religion chinese comics Basho gaijinpot polite osamu tezuka a memoir book publicity publishing washington dc Basho's Narrow Road the asian review of books Coming of Age Day China dazai wanderlust foreword reviews 20th century chinese literature hiroaki sato manji walt disney gaijin ancient symbol Language studio ghibli Christianity janet pocrobba how to Japan year of zen why we write podcast event zazen rachel manley book drinking in japan japan restaurant swastika poet japan culture comics musical henry kiyama Interview controversy travel literature japanese culture eating in japan hiaku larry herzberg non-fiction doris bargen my year of dirt and water budhist swastika manga biography japanese book travel manners the silver spoon ex pat literature zen monk in japan disney classic Chinese Astrology steve heller japan book review 15 years at studio ghibli china book gallery awa how to travel in japan in the woods of memory 47 ronin osaka matcha death announcement book hoarding UCLA japan memoir american shamisen green tea alan brill mentorship in japan lions roar studying in japan kyoto guidebook no longer human traditional japanese instrumenet Chiune Sugihara do it right and be polite the hidden writer china where igo t.k. nakagaki black jack japanese books buddhist swastika steve alpert forty seven samurai japanese translation koto WWII bowing in japan haiku michael emmerich the japan society china travel memior sharing a house with the never ending man zen monk wife literary review osamu dazai illustration memoir writing student teacher a memoir of sensei and me kansuke naka buddhism japan food japan books danica davidson diymfa travel Japan poetry of consciousness AAS reviews nara performance state of belief japanese manners catcher in the rye japan today Anime/Manga/Comics the japan times author tour memoir in japan Japanese aesthetics kris kosaka mark gibeau chinese literature center of east asian studies astrology evil huffpost Chinese culture giajin book tour japan manners author signing jungle emperor japan behavior association of jewish libraries Japanese holidays Christianity in Japan 1960s Korea japanese people zen monks wife' japanese jing liu xu xu machiya restaurant 2019 book signing japanese music finalist tea anime comic history podcast memoir, tracy franz, zen monk, buddhist Children's Literature fiction journal of a zen monk Year of the Dog book reading miswest book review diary gratitude in japan machiya restaurant guide the millions welton gaddy foreigner in japan VIZ Chinese New Year china history alan moore japan trip peace symbol Japanese art japan travel etiquette japan visitor tea garden kinokuniya event PEN AWARD gaijin pot buddhist symbols literature miyazaki a mejiro novel suehiro maruo traditional japanese instrument publicity keanu reeves kotaku learning in japan rebecca otowa japanese history frank beyer
RSS