SBP Blog

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

Nichi Bei Weekly reviews 'The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler's Cross'

Michael Palmer - Monday, January 07, 2019

We are proud to share that Nichi Bei Weekly, one of the leading voices for Japanese American news and culture has reviewed Rev. Dr. T.K. Nakagaki's The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler's Cross  Read More

Announcing: The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler's Cross

Michael Palmer - Monday, August 20, 2018

A remarkable cross-cultural history that rescues the swastika, an ancient Buddhist symbol, from its deployment by the forces of hate. 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!

Easy and Fun Katakana

Learn the second key Japanese syllabary from every angle: reading, writing, and real-world examples.

Exploring Kyoto

This revised and updated edition of the Japan travel classic and cultural guide gets you wandering from downtown quarters to remote mountaintop temples and features expanded information on new museums and gardens now open year-round for viewing.

My Year of Dirt and Water

Married to a Zen monk in training, an American woman in Japan chronicles her own year of growth and discovery.

Tag Cloud

janet pocorobba stone bridge press buddhism state of belief jing liu huffpost the fourth string understandind china through comics hooked cross japanese people japanese cutlure dark horse american shamisen frederik schodt monks wife amy chavez tricycle magazine Children's Literature author signing tokyo Spring Festival suicide a memoir kyodo news ex pat literature fred schodt tracy franz learning shamisen a shameful life guide pottery the silver spoon traditional book signing event diary Language gaijin pot 1960s Korea rachel manley Poetry william f sibley huffington post in the woods of memory journal' monks wife literary prize tk nakagaki the japan society koun Ukiyo-e China review disney graphic novels poetry of consciousness eating in japan stone bridge cafe sensei book haiku polite evil journal of a zen monks wife in japan japanese drunk world literature today Shoah Japanese holidays World War II buddhist politics and prose classic green tea comic history zen monk author event shun medoruma Christianity in Japan nazi buddhist symbols shamisen seppuku comics how to order in japan Culture Chinese New Year the hidden writer asia performance Interview welton gaddy how to travel in japan nara japanese book Chiune Sugihara book publicity Basho Chinese Astrology giajin what do in japan memoir visitor monk mark gibeau author japan travel michael emmerich ritual min kahng gaijinpot anime japanese books announcement expat the millions Christianity book review hitlers cross tea garden PEN AWARD memoir, tracy franz, zen monk, buddhist holocaust book hoarding japan books internment tea Asian Studies Year of the Dog bookstore yukio mishima kansuke naka hitler UCLA japan custom Travel sensei and me book reading astrology ancient symbols takuma sminkey traditional japanese instrument japanese travel japan guide hate learning in japan Spirituality journal of a zen monk's wife religion Korea World War Two Okinawan literature Coming of Age Day washington dc how to japanese Translation japanese etiquette japan restaurant books manga Children's Books Korea photography osamu tezuka publicity china history university of chicago Japanese aesthetics 2020 Olympics danica davidson journal reviews author tour musical Japanese literature illustration lions roar memior amys guide to best behavior in japan Tokyo Olympics osaka Japan japanese customs book blurb behavior eastern and western philosophy the japan times verticle peace the buddhist swastika 1960's Japan VIZ non-fiction damian flanagan Japanese art Art/Design award leonard koren Nikolas Bunton japanese culture History japan food kyoto hiroaki sato suehiro maruo shamisen performance classic japanese literature otakuusa monk wife japanese classic travel to japan nichi bei weekly, naomi hirarahara etiquette asian review of books wife osamu dazai student teacher literary review WWII Alexandra Johnson ningen shikkaku matcha jared cook Anime/Manga/Comics new york Olympics book tour t.k. nakagaki haibun purification no longer human donald keene juddhism swastika AAS blurb photography drinking in japan japanese bath The Colorado Review literature my year of dirt and water alan brill japan memoir travel Japan buddhist swastika four immigrants japan today zazen tourist japan etiquette Second World War henry kiyama gratitude in japan bowing in japan japanese instruments Chinese culture manners center of east asian studies Basho's Narrow Road Chinese history new books zen publishing chinese comics