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Why You Shouldn’t Fear This Symbol

The manji is greatly misunderstood by foreigners

I have an omamori I can’t wear in public. This lucky charm has green silk and golden embroidery. But its beauty is often ignored by outsiders of Japan because of one thing. Smack dab in the center of it is the manji.

When unsuspecting foreigners see this symbol, they are taken aback. It looks like…



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