Category Archives: Christianity

What was Jesus doing in Japan? An Aomori Mystery

The Japan Times has recently run a couple of interesting articles on a tourist attraction in Japan, in quiet town far north in Aomori Prefecture. The tourist attraction is the supposed tomb of Jesus, or as the locals call it … Continue reading

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Happy Easter and Buddha’s Birthday

April 8th this year is unusual because it marks two holidays at once: Easter according to the Western calendar (the resurrection of Jesus Christ) and the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha according to the Japanese Buddhist calendar.1 The photo above is … Continue reading

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