Sma Station

Lucy Lower lower at
Wed Oct 17 17:12:37 EDT 2001

I read somewhere (sorry, source long forgotten) that the Buddhist 
"manji" or vortex symbol -- looks like crossed z's, and has 
theological significance -- was borrowed and reversed (into crossed 
s's) by the Nazis for their swastika.  Anyone have confirmation?

>I really don't think people think anything of it like westerners do. Late at
>night in the restaurant supply district of Osaka, there is a security door
>with the Nazi wings and swastika on it still left from the war. Not to
>mention the swastika's prevalent in one store in Ame-mura. While it is
>clearly irresponsible on the part of Asahi television, I don't think the
>symbolism makes nearly the impact as it does on people in the west. Temple
>swastikas are not German swastikas at all, although they certainly are
>shocking to the unenlightened. late at night.. translating...
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-KineJapan at
>[mailto:owner-KineJapan at]On Behalf Of Don Brown
>Sent: Monday, October 15, 2001 11:58 PM
>To: KineJapan at
>Subject: Re: Sma Station
>By way of context, I can recall seeing idol Miyake Ken in some forgettable
>drama series a year or two ago, wearing a T-shirt with "Nuke 'em 'til they
>glow" printed in English on it.  The SS-style logo doesn't surprise me that
>Don Brown
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