The Little-Known Legend of Jesus in JapanSubmitted by Bob-45 on Thu, 12/27/2012 - 16:40
The Little-Known Legend of Jesus in Japan
A mountain hamlet in northern Japan claims Jesus Christ was buried there
By Franz Lidz
Smithsonian magazine, January 2013,
On the flat top of a steep hill in a distant corner of northern Japan lies the tomb of an itinerant shepherd who, two millennia ago, settled down there to grow garlic. He fell in love with a farmer’s daughter named Miyuko, fathered three kids and died at the ripe old age of 106. In the mountain hamlet of Shingo, he’s remembered by the name Daitenku Taro Jurai. The rest of the world knows him as Jesus Christ.
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