US Resident Wanted By Police for Serial Shrine Vandalism

A monk shows damage to a shrine vandalized by the man.A monk shows damage to a shrine vandalized by the man.

A monk shows damage to a shrine vandalized by the man.

Chiba police have issued an arrest warrant for an American resident suspected of vandalizing multiple shrines and temples across Japan in what appears to be a series of religiously motivated rituals. A 50-something doctor from New York has emerged as the most likely suspect behind multiple incidents where perfumed oil was poured over shrines and temples in the Kanto and Kansai areas of Japan. Although pouring oil may initially seem like a trivial crime, these acts of vandalism have targeted designated Important Cultural Properties and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which are very important cultural and historical landmarks that are protected by special legislation in Japan and could potentially be permanently damaged by these acts of vandalism.

Although the name of the man behind this bizarre string of crimes has not been released, we do know that he founded a Christian-affiliated organization in 2013 and has been proselytizing ever since. The netouyo over at Yahoo! Japan, paranoid and single-minded as ever, immediately latched on to the fact that the man’s nationality has not been released as evidence that he is secretly Korean.

From Yahoo! Japan:

Arrest Warrant for Man Living In America: Suspected Of Sprinkling Oil At Chiba Shrines And Temples, Possible Participation In Vandalism In Nara And Elsewhere

It was revealed in an interview with investigators on June 1 that the Chiba police have issued an arrest warrant for a male doctor in his 50s who lives in New York, charging him with property damage related to an incident last March in which a liquid that appeared to be oil was scattered around Katori Shrine in Katori, Chiba. A man resembling the man filmed by a security camera installed at the Chiba shrine has also been seen on footage from security cameras installed in various locations, including Nara and Ibaraki, and police from both prefectures are sharing information with the Chiba police in order to determine the man’s whereabouts.

According to officials involved in the investigation, the man founded a Christian organization in 2013. It seems that he has been giving speeches in various cities across the Kanto and Kansai areas in order to gain more followers. He has also done proselytizing in other countries, including in Manila, Philippines. In addition to the idea that the scattering of oil at the shrine was part of a religious ceremony, investigating authorities are looking into the possibility that other believers may have scattered the oil under the man’s instructions.

According to the male employee who discovered the damage at Katori Shrine, the oil gave off a sweet aroma. Experts at the Ibaraki Police Crime Laboratory have confirmed that the oil was a type of vegetable oil.

Damages to the Narita-san Shinsho-ji (in Narita) and the Katori Shrine came to light in Chiba in late March. At Katori Shrine, there was an oil-like stain about five centimeters in diameter on a pillar of the romon, which has been designated an Important Cultural Property of Japan. In addition, there were many similar stains scattered near the shrine’s offertory box.

The man who was filmed scattering the oil by the shrine’s security camera was wearing a hooded jacket and had a camera hanging around his neck. Since then, a man of similar appearance has been seen on security camera footage from Ibaraki’s Kashima Shrine (in Kashima) and various shrines and temples in Nara, and police from all three prefectures are proceeding with investigations into suspected property damage and violations of the Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties.

In a series of similar incidents, starting with the discovery of stains that appeared to be caused by oil at Kyoto’s Nijo Castle, a World Heritage Site, in February, successive acts of vandalism are occurring nationwide.

shi*****:

Why do they only report where he lives, and not his nationality?

yam*****:

I get the feeling that his nationality is not Japanese. The fact that he’s a religious zealot and a doctor somehow makes it seem like he’s no good.

fub*****:

If he thinks what he’s doing is right, then why does he cover his face with a hood and hide his identity? What a nuisance to the Gods and Buddha.

日本人が安心して住める日本を取り戻そう:

The rumor on the internet is that he’s a ob-gyn living in New York named “Kanayama.” He entered high school in 1978 and founded a religious organization in 2013, so he fits the profile that’s being reported. There’s a certain something about his name, and if you look at a picture of him, he’s got a wide face and his eyes are a bit slanty. But I don’t know his nationality.

shi*****:

Based on the description of a suspicious kind of Christianity based in America, I can imagine his nationality, but…

共感順はNGワードです。:

The fact that they didn’t report his nationality means he’s Zapanese

[NB: Netouyo sometimes use this term to refer to Zainichi Koreans, based on the idea that Korean language speakers sometimes confuse “J” and “Z” sounds.]

dai*****:

What a pain. He did this with the intention of purifying these places, but it would be better to “purify” the world of this person himself.

plu*****:

The Christian-affiliated part doesn’t make sense, but in Southeast Asia and Tibet it’s a normal occurrence for Esoteric Buddhists to sprinkle perfumed oil as part of their shrine or temple visits. There’s a sense of a living symbol more than a cultural property. I thought it was something like that, but why Christianity? Is that really correct? That’s how I feel about it.

No Name。:

I think they’ll release his name after they’ve completed the arrest.

wired ghost:

I think it was right on the money to ask, isn’t it a ritual that the officials are describing?

ホイ舐め王子:

I’ve got a hunch he’s a Korean. Honestly a lot of them are Christians.

愛国者:

There was a certain country that said some ambiguous stuff about the disaster in Nepal, like “If they had only believed in Christianity…” and tried to use that for missionary activities. Could he be from that country?

hid*****:

They don’t release his nationality but do say he’s Christian, isn’t it weird which items they choose to reveal? For some reason, this feels like our neighboring country K…

トンスルフラペチーノ:

What if he’s pretending to be a Christian, but he’s really from the Unification Church?

hay*****:

“the scattering of oil at the shrine was part of a religious ceremony”
If so, why hasn’t he come forward in the midst of all this uproar? It must be because he understands that what he did was truly wrong. He’s a coward.

bo_*****:

“the man founded a Christian organization in 2013.” As soon as I saw this, I knew it.

boy*****:

Is there really somewhere in the Bible where it teaches you to treat other religions this way?

yas*****:

Shouldn’t they publish his nationality? Our next-door neighbors are quite zealous about Christianity too, aren’t they? When they should have been doing disaster relief, they were doing missionary work instead…

kit*****:

At any rate, this is really great investigative work.

uha*****:

And why doesn’t he use that oil to purify his own dirty heart?

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  • Himegami Aisa

    Always hilarious when the anti-Koreans wildly accuse people of unspecified nationality of being Zainichi and they turn out wrong. Honestly, nationality in more crimes (especially those by the obvious majority of ‘pure’ Wajin) should be initially withhold just to trip up these fuckers.

    • Dave Park

      You’d think they learn from their previous error regarding Princess Kako.

  • Kiko2909

    You know I get really amused when I always read something like this from the Japanese:

    “There’s a certain something about his name, and if you look at a picture of him, he’s got a wide face and his eyes are a bit slanty.”

    Yes, Japanese don’t have wide faces and slanty eyes. They really look like this.

    http://bbsimg.ngfiles.com/1/18525000/ngbbs498e5f65d28cd.jpg

    Just amusingly ridiculously funny, these racist to the core Japanese.

    But you know, it’s not just the netoyou’s that are just immediately latching on. It’s always, and has been the childish unprofessional nationalistic Japanese media that keeps blowing the fan to whip up the flames first, then comes the netoyou’s to eat up the bait.

    Just read this crap.

    http://www.tokyo-sports.co.jp/nonsec/social/406519/

    They still believe the Japanese that got caught threatening the Princess is a Korean, even though he was revealed as a full pure blooded Yamato Hikimori Japanese who still had his diapers attached to his ass.

    But just wait for all the apologists, manga lovers, teen girl panty sniffers, and middle aged men who are AKAB48 fans to arrive and say it’s only the few dozen Japanese who think this way, because no way, Japan is absolutely PERFECT society. It’s utopia heaven on earth!

    • Gerhana

      yeah this, and the netouyo dismising it and say that its actually Korean, and then some user show up in JC making a joke in a sarcastic way that its Korean (to show how ridiculous it is to blame Korea for everything), then that one user show up trying to make everyone believe, due to his prejudism, that every Japanse are that ridiculous, and then another user show up and argue against that one user attempt with his own ridiculous prejudice towards Korean… and the cycle just goes on….. and on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on…… and on….. on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……on…… and on…. and on…… and on…. and on……

      • Xman2014

        What about the Japanese media? They’re the ones who kicked it off.

    • G.cc

      He has funny face.

  • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

    I suppose if they catch the man and he turns out to not be Korean, the netouyo will say he is just a Korean that changed his face or something.

    • jcl

      Like in “Die Another Day”?

      • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

        Yeah like that. But stupid.

  • lol

    Must be Korean

  • Zang

    So even naturalizing to Japanese citizenship will not save you from being blamed for every crime under the sun, because you’re still a dirty Korean. Big surprise there. But as a third party observer, I’d still rather date a Korean, than a Japanese. Koreans are cooler.

    • James

      lol why Koreans are perfect at being submissive comfort women?I bet a white ex otaku or butthurt chinaman made that comment.

      Like any normal woman would date you lol

      • James

        this idiot james above me is not me btw. just for the record.

  • vonskippy

    Scattering perfumed oils – oh the horror.

  • Korean Peninsula

    It can be Japanese pretending to be Korean, It also can be Taiwan ( Chinese) pretending to be Korean.

    • James

      no most likely it’s a australian aborigines pretending to be an eskimo pretending to be a mexican pretending to be a korean

      • Truth2BeTold

        You are perfect example.

        • James

          koreans get so butthurt when people talk about them.

          • KoreanPeninsulaKP

            Japanese have more reaction because they know it it true. But again I won’t be surprise if your ” Brown Noser” Taiwan Chinese.

          • James

            butthurt

          • KoreanPeninsulaKP

            Like you memorized the word. Is that your last name?

          • James

            No it’s my first name, my last name is korean, butthurt korean.t

          • JustFuckOff

            You like repeat like typical butthurt asshole.

          • 9ball

            Who the fucking are you fighting against…

          • KoreanPeninsulaKP

            9 bald headed fuck like you.

  • Smith_90125

    A christard is responsible. Why am I not surprised?

    At least it wasn’t arson and axes, as Korean christards have done to buddhist shrines in their own country, among other unspeakable acts.

    http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=89,11172,0,0,1,0

    http://www.koreabang.com/2012/stories/protestant-priest-urinates-on-and-defaces-buddhist-shrine.html

  • KKKorean

    Only in Taiwan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • James

      And thus a retard emerges.

      KKK is racist to blacks but Koreans don’t care.
      btw I know a fat balding ugly whiteman. I bet that’s made you interested in pimping out your sister now Koreatard

      • JustFuckOff

        Yeah, James. Pimp like you know about pimping. It is your job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jonathon A

    No doubt this would have been a Korean-American of some pentecostal church.
    They do this all over in Korea.

    Many Koreans have no shame when it comes to ruining their Buddhist heritage. Anything to be the perfect comfort woman country to the USA and anything to be whiter.

    japan needs to make all Koreans and Korean visitors wear tracking devices.

  • TruthRadical

    50 year old doctor must have been rich going across Japan vandalizing shrines?? Are you sure his Korean???????????????????????

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