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Saigoh Takamori: Revere Heaven, Love Mankind Reality
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Saigoh Takamori: Revere Heaven, Love Mankind Reality
(Saigoh Takamori: Kei Ten Ai Jin no Shinjitsu)


Yoshimasa Moribe
Saigoh Takamori read the Bible. In his memoirs, a servant of samurai warrior and educator Saigoh Takamori said Saigoh gave the Old Testament and New Testament to him. The Bible was in Chinese since there was no Japanese translation yet. Saigoh possibly got it from American missionary G. Verbeck who came to Nagasaki in 1859 and later visited Kagoshima with Bibles and other Christian books. Love your Enemy. In the Bible are the words of Jesus Christ, who said "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." (Matthew 5:44) This idea is contrary to any teaching Saigoh would have heard before. Yet after the Boshin War to restore the emperor to power, he advocated forgiving those who had fought against him. The Bible had influenced his thinking in this way. His teachings to the common people were compiled in a book, The Dying Instructions of Nanshu (which was his poetry pen name). His famous motto was "Revere Heaven, Love Mankind." We too need to worship the Creator God and love people. This is the most important thing for humans. Package of 50.
Code.44478 Price: 810

Yae Niijima: Samurai Woman, New Edition
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Yae Niijima: Samurai Woman, New Edition
(Shinpan: Niijima Yae Samurai Uuman)


Yoshimasa Moribe
Yae Yamamoto was the subject of a TV drama aired in 2013 and is known as a strong character in the modernization of Japan. What is not well known is that the Bible's teaching formed her backbone. Moving from Fukushima (Aizu) to Kyoto in 1871, she entered a new school for women, studied English and joined a Bible class offered by a missionary, M. L. Gordon (photos). Her encounter with the Bible changed her understanding of the world. She learned of the God who created the universe and loves humans and she found truth in Christ. In 1875 she met Joh Niijima who had just returned to Japan from the US and wanted to make the Bible the foundation of a new Japan. She helped him found what is now Doshisha University. On January 2, 1876, Yae was baptized as a Christian and the next day married Niijima in the first Protestant wedding in Japan. Together they traveled the country sharing the gospel of Christ in public meetings and ministered in a church they started in Kyoto. Why did the Bible have so great influence on Yae and others in the Meiji Era? Yae said, “truth is in Christ.” Jesus Christ himself said “I am the way, the truth and the life.” (John 14:6) Won’t you too check out this Bible that is so influential? Package of 50.
Code.44474 Price: 810

Saigoh Takamori and the Bible
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Saigoh Takamori and the Bible
(Saigoh Takamori to Seisho)


Yoshimasa Moribe
Saigoh Takamori was one of the most important men in Japanese history and was dubbed the "last samurai." He bridged the gap between the Tokugawa shogun rule and the Meiji Restoration that began modern Japan. Although he resisted some of the new trends he also encouraged understanding the West and protecting the interests of the common people. He encountered the Bible and it influenced him. He is the subject of an NHK TV historical drama in 2018. B6 size, 160 pp.
Code.11780 Price: 1296

Love Your Enemy
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Love Your Enemy
(Anata no Teki o Aishinasai)


BeiLi Li with Yoshimasa Moribe
The amazing true story of BeiLi Li, a woman from a loyal communist family and a Red Army soldier during the Cultural Revolution in China, who is transformed by the gospel of Christ and now is a pastor in Japan. In her youth she was moved by the music and message of Christian radio broadcasts and years later met Chinese Christians at the YMCA in Beijing and also some Japanese who told her how to come to Japan. She came to Japan to study acting and met Chinese Christians in Kobe and attended a Chinese church there. Shocked at the news of the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989 she turned from communism to Christ. She graduated from Seiwa University and then studied theology at Kiyoritsu division of Tokyo Christian University. She married Gohki Kaku, a Baptist pastor and widower whose father had been a Japanese soldier in China and fought the communist army her own parents had been a part of. Chapters alternate between his story and her story. He was a pastor's kid who left church to play saxophone in cabarets but later returned to the Lord. He later died and she continues sharing Christ with Japanese and Chinese. The book includes a chapter giving the history of China and the house church movement there after WW2 until now. Includes photos. B6* size, 384 pp.
Code.29005 Price: 1944

Francis Xavier and the Emperor of Japan
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Francis Xavier and the Emperor of Japan
(Zabieru to Tennoh)


Yoshimasa Moribe
Portuguese Jesuit Francis Xavier arrived in Japan in 1549. His goal was to convince the emperor to allow preaching of Christianity in Japan with the hope of converting the nation. He travelled to Kyoto and tried to meet the emperor but was unable to. Later he learned the emperor did not really have any power and the shogun who ruled in his name did not control all of Japan. So he concentrated on Oita and the samurai lords (daimyo) of the southern regions. He preached to Daimyo Ohtomo Sohrin who responded favorably, was eventually baptized in 1578 and sent a delegation to Europe. The author sketches the history of the spread of Christianity in this period until the banning of Christianity in 1600 under Tokugawa and the crushing of the Christian-led Shimabara Peasant Rebellion in 1638. He then moves to the 20th century and describes the influence of the Bible and Christianity on the family of Emperor Hirohito (Showa) and the present Emperor Akihito. As a boy after WW2, Akihito studied the Bible under his Quaker tutor, Elizabeth Vining, and as a commoner the Empress Michiko went through Catholic schools. He urges readers to consider this. Forest Books. B6* size, 112 pp.
Code.11680 Price: 1404

Three Christians Who Lived in the Turbulent 20th Century
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Three Christians Who Lived in the Turbulent 20th Century
(Gekidoh no Nijisseiki o Ikita Sannin no Kurisuchan)


Yuri Mori and Yoshimasa Moribe
DVD Home Use. Documentary of three Japanese Christians who made a difference in the world: 1. Chiune Sugihara, who saved many Jews from death as diplomat in Lithuania during WW2 by giving travel visas away from Nazi killing zones; 2. Yasuzo Shimizu, a missionary in China who ministered to children during a famine and then founded a school for girls from the slums of Beijing and later founded Obirin University in Tokyo; 3. Shizuko Tauchi, who was mother to orphans in Korea for 50 years and was honored by the South Korean government.
Code.49034 Price: 4104

Three Christians Who Lived in the Turbulent 20th Century
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Three Christians Who Lived in the Turbulent 20th Century
(Gekidoh no Nijisseiki o Ikita Sannin no Kurisuchan)


Yuri Mori and Yoshimasa Moribe
DVD Church/Library/Public Use. Documentary of three Japanese Christians who made a difference in the world: 1. Chiune Sugihara, who saved many Jews from death as diplomat in Lithuania during WW2 by giving travel visas away from Nazi killing zones; 2. Yasuzo Shimizu, a missionary in China who ministered to children during a famine and then founded a school for girls from the slums of Beijing and later founded Obirin University in Tokyo; 3. Shizuko Tauchi, who was mother to orphans in Korea for 50 years and was honored by the South Korean government.
Code.49035 Price: 6264

Jesus Story
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Jesus Story
(Kirisuto ni deau hon)


Moribe Yoshimasa
A book that highlights the story of Jesus and contains sermons and sayings from Jesus Christ recorded in the Bible. A great read for those who do not know who Jesus Christ is and wants to know more about Him. 64 pp.
Code.18180 Price: 540

Hope for Heaven: Christian Samurai Lords
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Hope for Heaven: Christian Samurai Lords
(Ten o Omou Shogai)


Yoshimasa Moribe
Hope for Heaven: Christian Samurai Lords has been published in accordance with the popular NHK Taiga Drama series in 2014. A historical biography of 2 famous Christian Samurai Lords Takayama Ukon and Kuroda Kanbe, the book is an engaging read of the life of two powerful Christian Samurai Lords and their faith in God and their fate as a result of it. The book goes into detail of their faith journey, even resulting in the loss of land, fiefdom, and eventually their lives. This is the 5th book of the Christian Samurai Series. Forest Books.
Code.11550 Price: 1296

Christian Samurai Lord Kuroda Kanbei Lived in Confusing Times
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Christian Samurai Lord Kuroda Kanbei Lived in Confusing Times
(Ransei wo Ikita Kirishitan Daimyoh Kuroda Kanbei)


Yoshimasa Moribe
In 2014 NHK TV aired a year-long drama series that included the character of Kuroda Kanbei, a 16th century Samurai lord who received baptism as a Christian when influenced by another Christian lord Takayama Ukon. He acknowledged the one Creator God and believed in Jesus Christ as Savior. It was a very confusing time with warring factions and feudal loyalties. But Kuroda built his life on the teachings of Christianity. That would probably be a good thing to do in these confusing times too. B6 size, 8 pp. Pack of 50 tracts. NOW OUT OF PRINT but there may be stock in Christian bookstores.
Code.44396 Price: 1080

Christian Samurai Lords
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Christian Samurai Lords
(Kirishitan Daimyo)


Yoshimasa Moribe and Yuri Mori
Home Use DVD. In 16th century Japan, three Samurai warlords pledged to Shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi encountered the message of the Bible from missionaries and respond in various ways. Lord Kuroda Kanbei renounced the Christian faith in compliance with Hideyoshi’s command in 1587. Lord Gamo Ujisato did renounce his faith but at the end of his life he returned to the faith. Lord Takayama Ukon became a fervent follower of Christ and chose to disobey Hideyoshi’s command to renounce his Christian faith, and thus gave up his land, fiefdom and his life by accepting exile that eventually, in 1614, led him to Manila where he soon died. Kuroda is represented in the 2014 NHK TV Taiga Drama about Hideyoshi.
Code.49028 Price: 4104

Christian Samurai Lords
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Christian Samurai Lords
(Kirishitan Daimyo)


Yoshimasa Moribe and Yuri Mori
Church/public/rental Use DVD. In 16th century Japan, three Samurai warlords pledged to Shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi encountered the message of the Bible from missionaries and respond in various ways. Lord Kuroda Kanbei renounced the Christian faith in compliance with Hideyoshi’s command in 1587. Lord Gamo Ujisato did renounce his faith but at the end of his life he returned to the faith. Lord Takayama Ukon became a fervent follower of Christ and chose to disobey Hideyoshi’s command to renounce his Christian faith, and thus gave up his land, fiefdom and his life by accepting exile that eventually, in 1614, led him to Manila where he soon died. Kuroda is represented in the 2014 NHK TV Taiga Drama about Hideyoshi.
Code.49029 Price: 6264

Ryohma’s Dream
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Ryohma’s Dream
(Ryohma no Yume)


Yoshimasa Moribe
Tract. Nothing good comes from harboring hatred. This was the theme of a 2010 TV drama about famous Samurai Ryohma Sakamoto. He believed this and tried to heal divisions in his country when it was changing from a feudal to modern society 150 years ago. One incident in the drama saw a British envoy helping persecuted Christians escape Japan. Ryohma wrote that such persecution was wrong and showed sympathy for them. Later his nephew, Naohiro Sakamoto, became a Christian in Tosa (Shikoku) and then went to Hokkaido to evangelize and pastor a church. Photos .
Code.44391 Price: 1080

Ryohma’s Dream
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Ryohma’s Dream
(Ryohma no Yume)


Yoshimasa Moribe
Fourth in the Samurai Who Read the Bible series focusing on people in the samurai class in the 1860s and later who were influenced by encountering the Bible and thus influenced Japanese culture and history. Before he was killed, the famous samurai Ryohma Sakamoto had dreamed of going to the frontier of Hokkaido where the farmers were free of the feudal system. But two of his relatives did go there. One became a Protestant evangelist who was friends with Masao Nagano, famed through the story of Shiokari Pass. The other one became a Russian Orthodox priest in Hakodate. B6* size, 144 pp.
Code.11580 Price: 1296

Samurai Woman Yae Niijima
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Samurai Woman Yae Niijima
(Samurai Wohman Niijima Yae)


Yoshimasa Moribe
Third title in the “Samurai Who Read the Bible Series.“ Yae Yamamoto grew up in Aizu (Fukushima) as daughter of the gunnery master for the local lord. She donned men’s clothes to fight against imperial forces at the end of the Tokugawa Era. Moving to Kyoto she nursed her war wounded brother who became a Christian. She also trusted Christ, married Jo Niijima and the 3 of them founded Doshisha University. Yae had a great impact on Japanese women and encouraged new professional roles for women such as nursing. She is the subject of an NHK TV drama series aired in 2013. Forest Books. B6* size, 144 pp.
Code.11570 Price: 1296

Yae Niijima: One More History of the End of the Tokugawa Era and the Meiji Restoration
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Yae Niijima: One More History of the End of the Tokugawa Era and the Meiji Restoration
(Niijima Yae: Moh Hitotsu no Bakumatsu Ishinshi)


Yoshimasa Moribe
Yae Yamamoto is the subject of a TV drama aired in 2013 and is shown as a courageous woman in wartime with the spirit of Aizu (Fukushima) as her backbone. Moving from Fukushima to Kyoto in 1871, she entered a new school for women, studied English and joined a Bible class offered by a missionary named Gordon. Her encounter with the Bible changed her understanding of the world. She learned of the God who created the universe and loves humans and she found truth in Christ. In 1875 she met Joh Niijima who had just returned to Japan from the US and wanted to make the Bible the foundation of a new Japan. She helped him found what is now Doshisha University (photos). On January 2, 1876, Yae was baptized as a Christian and the next day married Niijima in the first Protestant wedding in Japan. Together they traveled the country sharing the gospel of Christ in public meetings and ministered in a church they started in Kyoto. Why did the Bible have so great influence on Yae and others in the Meiji Era? Yae said, “truth is in Christ.” Jesus Christ himself said “I am the way, the truth and the life.” (John 14:6) Won’t you too check out this Bible that is so influential? Sold in packs of 50 for 1,050 yen.
Code.44380 Price: 1080

Samurai Who Read the Bible #3
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Samurai Who Read the Bible #3
(Seisho o Yonda Samuraitachi #3)


Yuri Mori interviews Yoshimasa Moribe
Public/church/library Use DVD. 85 minutes. This installment in the series focuses on women from the Samurai class who read the Bible and were changed, and in turn helped change Japanese society in the Meiji Era. Includes some dramatizations. These three became Christians. 1. Niijima Yae married Niijima Jo and had a strong influence on the founding of Doshisha University. She also mentored a new class of working women such as nurses. NHK TV‘s serial Taiga Drama focuses on her life beginning Jan. 2013. 2. Ogino Ginko became the first woman doctor in Japan. 3. Tsuda Umeko has had a great influence on women’s university education and her Tsuda Jukju continues after 121 years.
Code.49008 Price: 6264

Samurai Who Read the Bible I-III DVD Set
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Samurai Who Read the Bible I-III DVD Set
(Seisho o Yonda Samuraitachi I-III DVD Setto)


Yuri Mori, Yoshimasa Moribe, LifeCreation
Home Use DVDs. The set of all 3 in the series revealing how the Bible influenced Japanese of the Samurai class at the beginning of the Meiji Era and thus influenced Japanese history and culture. Little known facts about famous Japanese people who changed their country. Some became Christians. Set price is 10% off of what it would be if they were sold separately. \10,770
Code.49009 Price: 11079

Samurai Who Read the Bible II Home Use DVD
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Samurai Who Read the Bible II Home Use DVD
(Seisho o Yonda Samuraitachi II Kojin Yoh DVD)


60 Minute documentary hosted by Yuri Mori interviewing Yoshimasa Moribe.
This program focuses on four men who changed Japanese history: John Manjiro, Yukichi Fukuzawa, Jo Niijima and Inazo Nitobe. All were influenced by the Bible in the Meiji Era and in turn influenced Japanese history and culture. Niijima and Nitobe became Christians and Niijima founded Doshisha University.\3,990
Code.49990 Price: 4104

Samurai Who Read the Bible II Rental/ Library Use DVD
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Samurai Who Read the Bible II Rental/ Library Use DVD
(Seisho o Yonda Samuraitachi II Rentaru Yoh)


60 Minute documentary hosted by Yuri Mori interviewing Yoshimasa Moribe.
This program focuses on four men who changed Japanese history: John Manjiro, Yukichi Fukuzawa, Jo Niijima and Inazo Nitobe. All were influenced by the Bible in the Meiji Era and in turn influenced Japanese history and culture. Niijima and Nitobe became Christians and Niijima founded Doshisha University.\6,090
Code.49991 Price: 6264

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