A post from MutantFrog.com titled “After death cometh judgment” – Why are there so many Christian signs in provincial Japan? Written by a non-Christian is actually informative about an aspect of Christian evangelism in Japan. The Author provides more pictures of the signs below along with a bit of the history of when they first started appearing in Japan… the pictures are good, I like the vintage evangelism ones.
The signs seem pretty legit and I agree with the content. The vintage signs seem to focus more on Jesus, I think the new ones are good to but I can understand why the author of this post says they are “creepy”. In the land of Hello Kitty and Pokemon I am wondering what people who have lived in Japan actually think of them… are they even notice? or are they just seen as propaganda, an eye sore, and do they give Jesus loving Christians in Japan a negative impression in a culture that so highly values presentation?
The sign reads, “The wages of sin is death—
This vintage evangelism shot is of John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”