Christianity

10 Things to Do in Omura, the City of History and Flowers in Nagasaki, Japan

Discover Omura City’s rich history and its deep ties to Christianity. Symbolized by a rare kind of sakura, this city in Nagasaki is also popular for its flowers. Here are 10 things to do in the city of history and flowers! 1. Meet Japan’s first Christian daimyo A post shared by 城 takahiro (@taka10.8bass) on…

Enjoy a Coffee and Explore Your Spiritual Self at This Unique Cafe in Tokyo!

There’s a cafe in Tokyo which serves not only coffee but also prophetic messages from God. It is called “Yogen Cafe.” Its vision is not only to serve high-quality products and services to customers but also to deliver God’s messages of love. It is said that many of the customers come alone in order to…

How Much Do You Know About the History of Christianity in Japan?

Christianity is just one of the minor religions in Japan. Less than 1% of the total population is considered Christian. Despite that fact, the country is regarded as one of the secular nations around the world where religious principles are followed on certain occasions. Let’s have a quick view of how Christianity flourished in Japan…

W.M. Vories: The Kansas Boy Who Became a Famous Japanese Citizen

If you were to visit the beautiful lakeside town of Omi Hachiman in gorgeous Shiga prefecture, you might notice that much of the architecture is not very Japanese. It might look very different. That is because many residential areas, government buildings, and over 1,000 different buildings and houses were built by an untrained American missionary…

Learn About a Sad Part of History at This Little-Known Museum in Nagasaki

It was during the Obon festival (one of the only decent-length holidays we get all year) when a freak storm cancelled our boat across to Tomioka (and therefore, also our booking at a luxury hotel). Checking into a cheap hostel, we thought our perfect summer break had been cancelled. However, always determined to look on…

Heard of these Japanese Rock Stars who are Preachers by Day Hard Rockers by Night?

The importance of religion is basically subjective in nature as it differs from one point-of-view to another. In Japan, most elderly are committed to following certain traditional religious principles while the younger generations tend to be more relaxed. So, in order to communicate with these younger people, a Lutheran Pastor, Kazuhiro Sekino took the chance…

Take A Look At Some Of Japan’s Best Kept Secrets!

There are a few places in every country which although, sound very interesting, they do not get an influx of tourists but instead, are visited by adventure-seekers or deep travelers. When many people hear Japan, major cities like Tokyo or Kyoto typically spring to mind. Japan has a lot of lesser-known and unfamiliar places that…

A Brief History of Nagasaki: The Emergence of Christianity and its Role

Like many other modern cities, Nagasaki too started as a small fishing village. How it developed from an unknown place into today’s famous city will be detailed in this article. Nagasaki was founded just before 1500 as a village for fishermen. Its inhabitants, who most likely were the first Japanese, came into contact with some…