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.

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

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