Some believe that during the 'lost years' of his life Jesus traveled the world and spent time in Japan.
There are many different theories to explain where Jesus was during the 12 year gap between the ages of 21 and 33 but perhaps one of the most unusual explanations is that he spent a lot of that time in Japan. According to the Japanese version of events, Jesus arrived in Japan at Amanohashidate before becoming a disciple of a great master near Mount Fuji. There he learned the Japanese language and culture before returning to Judea by way of Morocco.
To further the alternative story, it is said that upon being captured by the Roman authorities Jesus managed to escape and fled back to Japan where he retired to a life of exile. Upon his death his body was said to have been left exposed on a hilltop for four years, as per tradition, before being buried in a grave.
"In Shingo, the Greatest Story Ever Told is retold like this: Jesus first came to Japan at the age of 21 to study theology."
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Source: Smithsonian Magazine
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