It provides an alternate story of Jesus; The major points of the story are found on a sign, next to the "Grave of Christ", in Shingō, Aomori. It reads:
Is this the authentic story of Christ? Probably not. At the same time, something within the story resonates within me. I like the idea that after Christ sacrificed so much to try and save his people, that he was able to journey back to a land he loved, marry a farmer's daughter, have children, and live a happy life to the end of his days.When Jesus Christ was 21 years old, he came to Japan and pursued knowledge of divinity for 12 years. He went back to Judea at age 33 and engaged in his mission. However, at that time, people in Judea would not accept Christ's preaching. Instead, they arrested him and tried to crucify him on a cross. His younger brother, Isukiri casually took Christ's place and ended his life on the cross.
Christ, who escaped the crucifixion, went through the ups and downs of travel, and again came to Japan. He settled right here in what is now called Herai Village, and died at the age of 106.
On this holy ground, there is dedicated a burial mound on the right to deify Christ, and a grave on the left to deify Isukiri.
The above description was given in a testament by Jesus Christ.
The biggest part missing from this story is the atonement; most Christians believe it the center of Christ's work. I am not sure where I stand, in literal belief. But with my sins, I would rather take full responsibility for them, and pay the price. Part of me shirks at the thought that anyone else, Christ especially, should take on the consequences and suffer for my mistakes. I would much rather see Jesus live a happy and fulfilling life, surrounded by loved ones, in the hills of Shingō, Aomori.