Yin and Yang three?

Discussion in 'Eastern Philosophy' started by one_raven, May 16, 2008.

  1. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    I passed up a Japanese restaurant the other day on the highway, and the logo on the sign was very similar to the Yin and Yang, but it had three shapes within it instead of two.

    Does anyone know if there is some significance to this shape, or is it likely just someting the owner made up?
    I didn't have time to stop and ask.

    Does it have a name?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. kenworth dude...**** it,lets go bowling Registered Senior Member

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    without seeing it i cant know.but it might just be a family crest.they/re circular in japan.

    http://pingmag.jp/images/article/cho-chin19.jpg

    they have them on a fair amount of the buildings here to hold the roof tiles in place.im sure there is a word for it but i dont know it
     
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  5. kenworth dude...**** it,lets go bowling Registered Senior Member

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    its like eaves but not....
     
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  7. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    I ask because it is very similar to something I had started a while back.
    Even the same colors...
    (this is the base design of my next tattoo, it still has a long way to go)

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    and I was wondering if there was some significance to this design that already exists which I am unaware of.
     
  8. kenworth dude...**** it,lets go bowling Registered Senior Member

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    hmm.,it looks super familiar.im going to the park now,ill have a think.
     
  9. synthesizer-patel Sweep the leg Johnny! Valued Senior Member

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    Sounds like a Tri-Yin-Yang - its based on Korea’s Sam-Taegeuk - it represents Heaven, Man and Earth


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  10. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    I always thought it was mind-body-soul. oh well.
     
  11. synthesizer-patel Sweep the leg Johnny! Valued Senior Member

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    I think that might be another interpretation actually so we're both right

    Hi5 yourself for me and I'll do the same

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  12. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    Very nice.

    Thanks for the information.

    I need to find out more about it.
     
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  13. xvortexbladex Registered Member

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    looks like a tae guk symbol from korea. i do like the primary colors though.
     

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