The Inherent Symbolism of Navigating Kyoto


Street signs in Japan may not be familiar to foreign drivers

It was not a rally by brown-shirted youths.  (Though I did see several black “noise” wagons driven by ultra-nationalists near Ōtani Temple later that day.)

The swastika is the symbol of Buddha and here signifies 2 temples straight ahead.  IMO as an ancient symbol of some 2000 years it will easily outlast its more recent use.

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