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.
How Mountains of Worship are Chosen to be Reizan
In order for a mountain with spiritual properties to be considered to be called a reizan, it must meet certain criteria. The qualifications based on 10 items of criteria from the UNESCO World Heritage Centre could be used as a guideline or reference when selecting a reizan. As for becoming a world heritage site, it is important to have outstanding universal value. Likewise, if we were to select a reizan today, we could perhaps use 5 out of 10 items of criteria. The following are excerpts of 5 items from the list.
Japan’s Eight Reizan Ancient Sacred Mountains Discovered Under Ley Lines
How do you think the reizan, or sacred mountains, in Japan were selected? There are various theories as to why they are called reizan, and there is no established criteria for their selection. Since ancient times, the recognition of mountains as sacred mountains has spread according to various scales and perspectives, and as a result, mountains that have been called sacred mountains can be found throughout the Japanese archipelago.
Spiritual Mountains of Japan Mountains that have been worshiped by the Japanese since ancient times
Japan is known as an island nation mostly covered with mountains. It is said that there are at least 20,000 of them. In the Edo period (1603-1867), 88 of the most famous and historic mountains were selected in Nihon Meizan Zukai (A Collection of Japan’s Mountains). Later, they were grouped together as “The Hundred Famous Mountains of Japan” in the Showa period (1926-1989), and sometimes more mountains were included as “Japan’s Two Hundred Famous Mountains” or “Japan’s Three Hundred Famous Mountains”.
Reading “Sakura Sakura” in Biblical Hebrew- Uncovering the truth in a song that can be understood in two languages
One of the most famous Japanese folk songs “Sakura,” also known as “Sakura Sakura,” is well known by everyone in Japan. Not only is the writer of the song unknown, but some lines such as “Yayoi no Sora” and “Izaya” in the lyrics of the song are actually not common expressions in Japanese. All children learn to sing “Sakura” in elementary school and belt out “Izaya, Izaya” in loud voices. “Izaya” particularly doesn’t have a meaning in Japanese and it sounds similar to the word “Iza,” which is a phrase warriors and fighters say when running out into battle.
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.