Windmill...

Hi, since I have seen the windmill as a item I was wandering why nAMCO gave it,, 2 days ago I typed in google : "Manji" and I was searching only pictures.I found many pictures but one picture of "Manji" was hand painted and This picture shows tables and chairs configurated into Manji sign... yesturday I sent this picture to my friend I looked on It once more and then I recognized that tables and chairs are looking like windmill :D I know... it really can sound weird but I think the Windmill in Tekken is a symbol of Manji [ swastyka] What do You think guys?

HERE
is the pictures with tables and chairs

LOL! I had to look at the picture several times to understand what you meant by the Windmill item but now that you mention it, the item does have a very similar shape to the swastika.

However I think that it was merely a coincidence. After all, don't most of those "windmills" have the same shape? Maybe they just gave it to Yoshimitsu because it makes him appear more... colourful?:D

Hum, you are right for the chairs and tables set up does look like the Manji symbol and I can see how you say it favored a windmill. Last time I type in "Manji" I really did not get those kinds of pictures like you did. I got some odd ones. n.n

Oh well so I will put here links to pictures:
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[url=http://images.google.pl/imgres?imgurl=http://www.shorinji-kempo.org/articles/manji/img/S502P9.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.shorinji-kempo.org/articles/manji/manji.html&h=500&w=412&sz=90&tbnid=g4g2Ezdx4Rlg8M:&tbnh=127&tbnw=104&hl=pl&start=13&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmanji%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Dpl%26lr%3D%26sa%3DG]2[/url]

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6 [ this one looks cool]
7 :D :D
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[url=http://images.google.pl/imgres?imgurl=http://www.nagano-c.ed.jp/koyo/photogallery/manji4.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.nagano-c.ed.jp/koyo/photogallery/photogallery.htm&h=768&w=1024&sz=408&tbnid=8z2Yfb1yjYBYsM:&tbnh=112&tbnw=150&hl=pl&start=513&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmanji%26start%3D500%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Dpl%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN]9[/url]

EnJOY :D

The 2nd link is the best one. It explains, in swedish, what Manji means. UNfortunetly swedish isen't my strongest side, but i can understand most of it since in a dane. But i'll try to translate it for you.

It says:

WHAT DOES MANJI MEAN AND HOW IS IT USED.

In the east, Manji is often used to mark out Biddish tempel on kartor (See picture below), and it is normally known as a symbol for buddishm.
The symbol itself is "dock?" older than the buddishm, and has a deeper meaning.

- Manji represents universums changes and the reason for all life.
The opposites which brings clearness in our mind - heaven and earth, day and night, positive and negative, malish and femalish, south and north, summer and winter, old and young, and many others - stands in obvious diffrence. "Trots?" that was and retain it's distinctive nature since it finds harmonic diffrence from its opposite. The form of manji reflects this. The vertical line combinds symbolisticly heaven and earth since the horizontal line unites light and darkness. The combination of the two becomes a cross which represents universum in harmony, removes limits in time and space, and from which the force which creates and brings life to all things, comes. The "sl?pande?" lines in the cross represents the wisdom, that universum changes constantly and never reaches a permanent state.

And so forth...

- In the next chapter they explain about diffrent Manji symbols and such.

But anyways, i hope you'll enjoy my translation of this - and sorry for not being able to translate everything - some words are just too diffrent from danish for me to understand 'em.

Regards,
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