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Israelites in Japan

Updated on December 28, 2010

Lion (Shishi/Komainu) in Shinto temple

Shishi is stone lion and Komainu is lion-dog
Shishi is stone lion and Komainu is lion-dog

I will first start off with the picture above which is a Lion. There are no known Lions to be in Japan or anywhere in East Asian so where did this idea come from? Where else than the lost tribes of the Israelites. They have seen these animals in the western Middle East to Africa and the expression Lion of Judah. There is more proof they have travelled across Asia to Japan, for the Chinese also have a dog-lion, Shih Zu, as a Komainu for Japan. Plus the Komainu is in the front of the temple "standing guard" just like the Hebrews have. 

There are some words in the Japanese language that sound and have the same meanings as the Hebrew. Hebrew goi (goy)/ goyim (goy-yeem) for Japanese gai'jeen both mean alien or foreigner. Hebrew daber and Japan daberu is to speak. Hebrew kor and Japanese koru mean to be cold or freeze. First king of Japan was named Osee 730 B.C. and the last king of Israel was Hoshea (sometimes 'H' silent) at same time. Japanese term Samurai can be related to Samaria which is the north part of the West Bank. Samurai were warriors and Samaria was a place with lots of military battles especially with the Assyrian invasion then Israelite's exile in 722 BC.

More, Israelites carried the Ark of the Covenant with their shoulders and two poles so do the Japanese with the Omikoshi. Both danced and made music around these objects. Shinto temples have a golden bell to be rung which Aaron also did the same, Exodus 28:33-35. Japanese also clap their hands about 2 times when they pray which means they will keep their words and be honest or did an important deed, found in Ezekiel 17:18. Japanese myth is also nearly the same as in the Bible specifically the story that parallels with Jacob. Japanese sprinkle salt to purify something and to give religious offerings, usually seen in acting or Sumo, which in Bible is Leviticus 2:13. Next is DNA that reveals that there is a strong possibility that Israelites being in Japan is plausible. Which shows many Japanese have yDNA D at higher rates than other Asians next to some Tibetan/Chaing peoples. Some Japanese also look a bit different than other East Asian peoples, like some men having lots of facial hair and some people having wavy, shaggy-fro and even curly hair.


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