“Christ, who escaped the crucifixion, went through the ups and downs of travel, and again came to Japan”
Tomb of Christ sign
Bible scholars have long believed the body of Jesus is buried in Jerusalem, where he spent much of his time teaching his disciples.
But with the Bible’s legendary Ark of the Covenant being found in Africa and the discovery of Jesus Christ’s ring, much of Christianity’s history is now being questioned.
This could lead to a bizarre theory about Jesus’ real burial site being re-examined in more detail.
Every year visitors flock to a tiny corner of the Japanese Island of Honshu to visit the “Tomb of Christ”, claiming to be the burial site of Jesus.
Located in the tiny village of Shingo, in Aomori, the site is reported to contain the tomb of Jesus and his brother Isukiri, who sacrificed himself on the cross so Jesus could escape.
The village legend claims Christ spent his so-called “lost years”, which are not accounted for in the New Testament, in Japan.
Local farmer Sajiro Sawaguchi, who owned the land around the site, said he found ancient text written by Jesus in Hebrew but claimed these were confiscated by the government.
Sawaguchi, claiming to be directly descended from Jesus, said he arrived in Japan aged 21 where he learned the nation’s language and customs before returning to the Roman Empire’s province of Judea.
Legend adds before Jesus was crucified, his identical twin Isukiri took his place on the cross.
Following the death of his brother, Jesus is said to have abandoned Israel and fled taking strands of hair from his mum, the Virgin Mary, and the ear of his brother.
The myth then claims Christ returned to Japan across Siberia.
Upon his return, Christ ditched his preaching habits, became a rice farmer in Aomori and changed his name to Daitenki Taro Jurai.
He later married a woman called Miyuko and had three daughters with her.
A sign next to the Tomb of Christ site in Japan reads: “When Jesus Christ was 21-years-old, he came to Japan and pursued knowledge of divinity for 12 years.
“He went back to Judea at age 33, and engaged in his mission. However, at that time people in Judea would not accept Christ’s preaching.
“Instead they arrested him and tried to crucify him on a cross. His younger brother Isukiri casually took Christ’s place and ended his life on the cross.
“Christ, who escaped the crucifixion, went through the ups and downs of travel, and again came to Japan. He settled right here in what is now called Herai village and died at the age of 106.
“On this holy ground, there is dedicated a burial mound to deify Christ, and a grave nearby to deify Isukiri.”
The legend continues that while Christ did not perform any miracles in Japan, he was able to save local villagers from starving by bringing them food after travelling a long distance.
Today, the grave site is a quirky attraction visited by curious tourists.