historyjp.com is a well-received historical website with the mission of teaching ancient Japanese history in an easy-to-understand manner. Here, you can try to follow the ley lines of holy landmarks in Japan and learn the Hebrew origins of Japanese words, so that you too can discover how the mysteries of ancient Japan are connected with major events from world history.
Documenting My Climb to Japan’s sacred mountain, Mt. Fuji
On September 23, 2014 on the day of the autumnal equinox, a turbulent day began. The day had finally arrived for me to take the challenge to climb the summit of Mt. Fuji, a mountain I had long wanted to climb at least once while I was healthy and had the leg strength to do so. I had climbed mountains in the 2000-meter class dozens of times before and was confident in my physical strength, so I thought I could conquer the summit of Mt. Fuji during a day trip. If I were to go through the trouble of climbing the mountain, I wanted to enjoy the panoramic view from the top of Mt. Fuji.
The Roots of the Word “Yaezakura” How “Kamikakushii” (Divinely hidden) came from “Sakura”
Whenever spring arrives in Japan, it always brings the sakura (cherry blossoms) with it. Sakura are a symbol of Japan and cherry blossom viewing parties are usually held throughout the country starting in late March into early April. Everyone has probably seen sakura petals dancing in the air at least once and have heard songs written in the lyrics of many Japanese songs. Although cherry trees are so commonplace in Japan, most Japanese have probably never heard about the origin of the word.
Praying for World Peace from the Holy Land of Miyako Island The collaboration between Shugendo practitioners and Miyako Island psychics
What is Miyako Island’s INORIE 555? The Beginning of the INORIE Prayer Group In Japan, freedom of religion is highly valued as people in various parts of the country practice many diverse religions. The Ryukyu Islands in particular is a very spiritual region with many ancient rituals and customs that have been preserved for generations are still being practiced to this day. On the outskirts of Sunayama Beach on Miyako Island at the southern tip of the Ryukyu Islands, the INORIE 555 devotional group met in a rare event that occurred on May 27, 2017. Since world peace is the desire of mankind, the group chose “World Peace, Harmony on Earth, and Harmony in the Universe” to be the theme of this prayer meeting. All of the INORIE participants united their hearts and offered prayers for families, communities, nations, and peace on earth.
Former Takanohana Oyakata talked about the Jewish theory behind Sumo! Does the word “Sumo” really originate from Hebrew?
The bombshell said on the show “Sukkiri”! Former Yokozuna, Takanohana headmaster Koji Hanada (46) appeared live on TV information program “Sukkiri ” that aired on November 27, 2018. On this show, Hanada abruptly interjected,” [The word] ‘sumo’ is not Japanese, but it is a Hebrew word. The [modern] kanji reading for sumo is 相撲, which is used only as a phonetic marker, so it’s not Japanese. ‘Sumo’ originates from the word ‘shumo’ in Hebrew.” This statement caused a huge controversy and started a ripple effect. The former headmaster probably wanted to say that since sumo-do itself is a martial art that originated from West Asia, one needs to think of sumo not only as an ancient Japanese sport or a martial art, but also a martial art that is open to the world. This is why he said, “I hope that these ideas will be useful for the world.”
Getting to know the charm of Takegashima Island The Sacred Ancient Land that Rose from the South Sea
The Long History of the Ancient Holy Grounds on Takegashima. The small island of Takegashima is located off the coast of Kaiyo Town in Muroto Anan Kaigan Quasi-National Park which is in the southernmost tip of Tokushima Prefecture. Connected by a short bridge of about 100 meters, anyone can easily come and go as if the island was part of the mainland. The size of the island is about 1 km from North to South, 700m from East to West, and the area is about 0.4 km2. The circumference of the island is about 4 km, and the surrounding waters are known for the live colonies of coral reefs which are called ishi coral.