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    INTRODUCTION The Japanese "Mikuya" sect celebrated their 14th pilgrimage to Jerusalem on Monday (28 February) proclaiming their sympathy with the Jewish people.

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    INTRODUCTION The Japanese "Mikuya" sect celebrated their 14th pilgrimage to Jerusalem on Monday (28 February) proclaiming their sympathy with the Jewish people.

    SYNOPSIS: Hundreds of Japanese pilgrimage, carrying banners and streamers, danced through the streets of Jerusalem to celebrate the event. The "Mikuya" sect has about 60,000 members who believe that the Japanese people are one of the 10 lost tribes of Israel.

    The "Mikuya" is actually a Christian sect with strong ties to Israel healing the Jews as the people of God. Even their shrines are in Israel, such as the holy western wall in Jerusalem.

    This visit is just part of an annual pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Like the Jews they speak Hebrew, and they believe that the establishment of the state of Israel was an act of God.

    Stopping the traffic in down town Jerusalem, they sang inspirational Jewish songs and swept up passers-by in their merriment.

    In 1973, 365 members attended the 25th anniversary of the founding of the state. But there seemed to be no fewer this years as crowds of Japanese and Israelis swelled the streets.

    If the Japanese are, as the "Mikuya" believe, one of the lost ten tribes of Israel - then some of them found their way home, and are establishing a permanent Japanese community in the Jewish state.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1EUMCNYKBKSG8O9WO6MSYD5Z9
    Media URN:
    VLVA1EUMCNYKBKSG8O9WO6MSYD5Z9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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