As reported yesterday in the Huffington Post. The article is by Ryan Grenoble:
It’s one of the world’s most ancient stories, familiar to millions across the globe: after escaping Jerusalem, Jesus Christ journeyed to Shingo, Japan, where he worked as a rice farmer, had a family, and ultimately died at the ripe old age of 106. OK . . . maybe that’s a slight variation on the classic script.
Most Christians dismiss this ‘Japanese Jesus’ legend as blasphemy, but the BBC reports the tale has its fair share of believers, too.