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E90 Jesus in Japan
E90 Jesus in Japan

This supposed grave can be found in the village of Shingō, Aomori Prefecture, but what exactly is the story of how Christ came to be in Japan?

According to the tale, Jesus has already once been to Japan when he was aged 21...

E89 The Golden Tea Room
E89 The Golden Tea Room

The Golden Tea Room, or as it is known Japanese, the 黄金の茶室, Ōgon no chashitsu was not a permanent structure that people could visit to should they wish to go and experience a tea ceremony. In fact this was a portable tea room dating to the late 16th century of the Azuchi-Momoyama Period and is was constructed for use by Hideyoshi Toyotomi...

B23 The Demon Candlestick
B23 The Demon Candlestick

In Japanese this creature is called the Tōdaiki. It wasn’t always a candlestick, in fact it was a first a man known as Minister Karu (軽大臣). He was sent to China as an envoy, however there he found himself poisoned by one of the Ministers there...

B22 A Dead Secret
B22 A Dead Secret

A long time ago, in the province of Tamba, there lived a rich merchant named Inamuraya Gensuké. He had a daughter called O-Sono. As she was very clever and pretty, he thought it would be a pity to let her grow up with only such teaching as the country-teachers could give her...

E84 The Three Bonsai
E84 The Three Bonsai

In the reign of the Emperor Go-Fukakusa there lived a celebrated Regent, Saimyoji Tokiyori. When thirty years of age this Regent retired to a monastery for several years, and not infrequently his peace of mind was sadly disturbed by stories of peasants who suffered at the hands of tyrannical officials. Now Tokiyori loved above everything the...

E83 The Tale of Priest Zōga
E83 The Tale of Priest Zōga

This is the tale of Priest Zōga (蔵賀), a man who we known lived from 917-1003. This particular tale concerning him can be found in several different documents, these being the Konjaku Monogatari Shu, Uji shūi, Senjūshō and Hosshinshū...

B21 Night Moving
B21 Night Moving

In Chiba, you can find a man by the name of Naoki Iwabuchi. He works in what looks like a very normal office, dressed as most people in Japan do when they work, in a black suit..

E82 Eugenics in Japan
E82 Eugenics in Japan

The idea first came to Japan through Yamanouchi Shige, a man trained under John Merle Coulter. He was searching for a way to make the Japanese race genetically surpass that of the west...

E81 A Troubled Stomach
E81 A Troubled Stomach

Now this is a tale which can be found in the konjaku monogatari shū, a tale revolving around a man known as Fujiwara no Tamemori from the Province of Echizen. A Province he was made Governor of in 1029AD...

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Latest Site Updates

September 2023 Updates
September 2023 Updates

We have added this month alot of information concerning Emperor Suinin, his reign, his family and lots of associated pages surrounding his life...

June 2023 Updates
June 2023 Updates

Many new Yokai this month, with volume 1 of the Konjaku Hyakki Shui added to the site.

May 2023 Updates
May 2023 Updates

This month we added some information concerning members of the Ariwara Family.

April 2023 Updates
April 2023 Updates

Well we did what we set out to do for the month. All notes for members of the Fujiwara Clan are now on the website. I will now focus again on other topics to continue to bring a wide range of content for you to read.

March 2023 Updates
March 2023 Updates

We did a lot of pages surrounding the reign of Emperor Sujin, as well as several new Yokai and people from the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu.

February 2023 Updates
February 2023 Updates

The first month of the new year is over. And this month has seen one of the busiest months I have ever had for the website. I have added more than 70 pages to the site!

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