So, bored one weekend recently, and forced to social distance and go only to the least-popular attractions in my region, some friends and I decided to travel to one of the most odd spots in the entire world… Jesus’s Grave, in Shingo, Aomori.
You may recall I once went to the Kogarashi Shrine in Shizuoka last year and had a very interesting experience with an odd, out of the way, beautiful location. Well, this one was a pretty similar experience, but for different reasons. It’s… a pretty interesting place. Wikipedia tells all (but so will I later in the article).
Here’s the details of my trip! (Also don’t worry, social distancing measures were taken very seriously.)
The path starts with a walk up a hill, as is normal for these types of locations. A mysterious forest grove, perhaps… I’m glad this one is a ramp, though, instead of stairs. Good accessibility!
By the way, this is on the other side of the road. From Jesus’s grave. Some random farmhouse lived in by old people. This adds a lot of credence to the theory that this is, in fact, Jesus’s actual grave.
So, go up a steep hill, and then you arrive at the location:
…And now here we are, in a place that looks very suspiciously like a Buddhist Temple.
There’s even a tiny Buddha statue over by the graves. Hmmmmm…
But here it is! Jesus’s grave (and the grave of his brother Ikirisu):
Here is the full story, according to the board in front of the graves:
I believe it. I’m fully convinced already.
I also found this weird igloo-looking pyramid thing. I have no idea what it is supposed to be.
However, if you take a look inside….
A bunch of prayers tied up to the tents, exactly in the same way like they do at Buddhist Temples and Shinto Shrines. the ones in the middle are high schoolers who are wishing to do well in their tennis club.
So that was my journey to see Jesus’s tomb. Is it real? Did Jesus really go to Japan and die at age 106? The evidence is here, but I’m not so sure……..