To understand why Japan is called the land of the rising sun, you have to get a glimpse into its history. Here’s how this nickname came about and what it means today.
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Let’s look then, at the nature of this cultural phenomenon, and the events which mobilized a relatively innocuous Japanese religious belief into a force that would ultimately change the course of world history, and spell disaster for millions.
Japan has one of the most unique and colorful cultures in the world, so it’s no wonder that their religious culture is equally fascinating. But, in such a busy and modern nation, does anyone actually have the time or will to engage with this culture any more?
Today temples and shrines are abundant in Japan. You can’t go a mile down the road without running into one, literally. But despite the heavy Buddhist and Shinto influences now, Japan had a huge Christian conversion during the 16th Century.