Jesus Did Not Die On The Cross? He Lived Out His Life And Was Buried In Japan?
When most people think of the place where Jesus’ body would have been laid to rest, their minds jump to Jerusalem. Yet, there are some who believe that the final resting place of the son of God is actually in Japan. Now while the Land of the Rising Sun and Jesus might seem like an unlikely combination for most people, thousands of people visit the village of Singo which is located in the North of Japan every year. There they pay homage to a simple mound with a wooden cross that is protected by a picket fence and that is the place many think is Christ’s final resting place.
Where Do Most Believe Jesus Is Buried?
One of the sites where most people believe that Jesus is buried in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. While it is scientifically and archaeologically impossible to say if it is the grave of an individual Jew known as Jesus of Nazareth, there has been indirect evidence to suggest that the identification of the site by representatives of the Roman emperor Constantine some 300 years later maybe a reasonable one. As per Jewish tradition, it was forbidden to bury the dead within the walls of the city, and the gospels specify that Chris was buried outside of Jerusalem, near the site of his crucifixion on Golgotha. A few years after the burial is said to have occurred, the walls of the city were expanded, putting the hill and the nearby tomb in the city. So how did Jesus end up buried in Japan? Read on to find out.
How Did Jesus End Up In Japan?
According to the beliefs of those who claimed Jesus was buried in Japan, the son of God had an interest in the Asian country from a young age. As per a report in the Smithsonian magazine, the story told that Jesus had first gone to Japan at the age of 21 in order to study theology. This was supposed to have taken place during his lost years’ which was a 12-year gap that was unaccounted for in the New Testament. Once in Japan, he allegedly became a disciple himself to a great master ner Mount Fuji before traveling back to Judea. Then here the story seemingly joins back with the biblical version but with one shocking twist. There indeed was a man that was crucified but that was not Jesus but his “kid brother” Isukiri.
How Did Jesus Live Out The Rest Of His Days?
The Japanese Jesus then relocated to Shingo after crossing from Siberia to Alaska, which would have taken him several years. According to a report on the story by the Independent, he had then settled in the village where he was known as Daitenku Taro Jurai. He married a farmer’s daughter called Miyuko and the two had three daughters. For the rest of his life, which ended at 106, he worked as a rice and garlic farmer.
What Did An Aging Jesus Look Like?
While most people imagine Jesus to have been in his 30s when he died, what would an aged version of him look like? Well, this is something that the Smithsonian magazine had reported on. As per their article, he had sported a balding gray pate, a coat of many folds, and a distinctive bise which the Legend of Christ Museum brochure noted had earned him a reputation as a ‘long-nosed goblin’. Allegedly, his crucified brother's ear and a lock of hair of the Virgin Mary have been buried alongside the Singo Savior.
Is There Evidence?
Of course, the biggest question asked in this case and many others like this is, what is the proof? Well, if the legend is to be believed there had been various written records. There are the Takenouchi Documents, which are over a thousand years old and which have been transcribed into Japanese and Chinese. The texts write, “according to modern transcriptions, the Takenouchi documents describe the history of all nations in the ‘Divine Era’. They talk of an ancient world which evolved in four different periods of time starting around 300”. They were rediscovered in the 20th century in the 1930s by archaeologists. The site Ancient Pages has described them as being truly huge and a remarkable ancient work that has been handed down through the lineage of the Takenouchi family, the head of the family being the chief priest of the Koso Kotai Jingu shrine.
What Do The Documents Cover?
The documents covered a wide area but of course, in this context, we are going to focus on the Christ-related part. In those documents the life as a Japanese scholar and the end of brother Isukiri who was immortalized for the ages. The Smithsonian Magazine had also mentioned that there was a scroll found at the same time and that was his last will and testament that he dictated as he was dying in the village. While the original documents perished during the Second World War, the Legend of Christ Museum displays a modern transcription of the texts.
"@MythAndFact: There's a religious group in Japan that believes that Jesus didn't die on the cross. Instead, it was his kid brother Isukiri. Jesus instead went to Japan & lived there until he was 106 yrs old. His grave is found in Shingo, and thousands of pilgrims go there yearly pic.twitter.com/izldieCj5q— GIDI (@Gidi_Traffic) May 10, 2020
There Is Much Scepticism
Of course, as with many things, there are plenty of skeptics in this case. And that is because of the Japanese website JNTO which had talked about a man named Wado Kosaka. He was a cosmoarchaeologist as well as a transcriber of the original documents. The site noted that he had become notorious for contacting a UFO on live television, which had put some questions with regards to his credibility in the eyes of many. The site added that allegedly those documents not only told the story of how Jesus came to Japan but also about how our human ancestors arrived from outer space.
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There is a religious group in Japan who believes that Jesus didn't die on the cross. Instead it was his kid brother Isukiri. Jesus instead went to Japan & lived there until he was 106 years old. His grave is found in Shingo and thousands of pilgrims & pagans go there every year pic.twitter.com/okINFkYXPa— DON FARANSA (@DONFARANSA) May 7, 2020