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Do the 6 subaru stars mean anything? If so then what do they mean?
01-26-2008, 10:29 PM
About the Subaru Emblem: Six StarsThe new Legacy models carry the newly refined Subaru emblem of six stars on their front grilles. Subaru is a Japanese term that identifies a cluster of six stars that the Greeks called the Pleiades, a part of the Taurus constellation. In 1953, five Japanese companies merged to establish FHI, and the company adopted the Subaru logo to signify the five stars joining into one big star.The six-star logo has been used for Subaru's vehicle emblem design since 1958, when FHI introduced the Subaru 360. While Subaru vehicles outside Japan have always retained the six-start emblem, FHI switched to model-specific brand emblems in the Japanese market some years ago. Recently FHI resumed the policy to use the refined Subaru emblem again with this new Legacy series and will continue to use the Subaru emblem on new cars. The universal use of the Subaru emblem is part of FHI's ongoing efforts to strengthen the Subaru brand identity and to raise brand awareness in view of the distinctions among the various lines offered under the strategic alliance with GM and Suzuki.
04-21-2008, 06:48 PM
"The company is named after the star cluster Pleiades; in Japanese the name is "Subaru", which roughly translated into English means, "to govern", "unite," or "gather together". The company logo reflects the star design. In Japan, it also goes by the name Mutsuraboshi ("Six Stars"), under which title it appears frequently in very old Japanese documents such as Kojiki and Man'yōshū and literature such as Makura no Sōshi."
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