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Old January 24th, 2010, 07:45 AM   #1
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Japanese Mosques

Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center
http://www.tokyocamii.org


The Turkish community who emigrated from Kazan (Russia) built the Tokyo Camii in 1938, the foundation of which stems from the hospitality of the respected people of Japan, and was rebuilt in 2000 owing to some serious damage that it was exposed to. We believe it is performing and will continue to perform its duty as a bridge between the past and the future, and is beautiful in other aspects due to certain unique features. While not departing from the ties of the past with its construction in the classical Ottoman architecture style, it also has an enlightening purpose for the future through various architectural points that attract attention in both construction technology and the multipurpose hall which is a venue for wedding ceremonies, fashion shows, plays, exhibitions and conferences on the first floor.

We have no doubt that Tokyo Camii will be an alternative place of true learning about the religion of Islam, being a frequent place to visit for hundreds of Japanese every day and would contribute to the centenary relations between the Turkish and Japanese people.



























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Gifu prefecture, Gifu mosque near university
http://nagoyamosque.com/
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Opening ceremony, the mosque was empty


























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Old January 24th, 2010, 08:27 AM   #3
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Hokkaido prefecture, Otaru city, Al Noor Mosque
http://www.noormasjid.com/













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Nagoya Mosque
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Old January 24th, 2010, 05:28 PM   #5
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How many muslims live in Japan ? How are they ?


Source wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Japan

Some sources have stated that in 1982 the Muslims numbered 30,000 (half were natives).[6] Many of the ethnic Japanese during the economic boom of the 1980s converted when large swathes of immigrants from Asia came and integrated with local population.[10] The majority of estimates of the Muslim population have been put at around 100,000 in estimates.[6][11][12] Although a minority religion in Japan, recent evidence suggests Islam is growing,[6][8] and is especially prominent among young ethnic Japanese married women, as documented by the Japan Times as early as the 1990s.[10] Furthermore in 2000 Keiko Sakurai had estimated the number of ethnic Japanese Muslims in Japan at 63,552, and around 70,000 - 100,000 foreign Muslims residing in the country.[7] However according to essayist Michael Penn states that 90% of Muslims are foreign and about 10% are ethnic, but the true figure is unknown and this is just another speculative estimate.[11] In Japan the government does not take religion into account as part of the demographic concern under religious freedom. As Penn states, "The Japanese government does not keep any statistics on the number of Muslims in Japan. Neither foreign residents nor ethnic Japanese are ever asked about their religion by official government agencies".[11]


History of japanese mosques


Source : http://www.masjid.jp/index.html

Masjid (mosque) is place of worship of Allah - the Only God of this universe -

Masjid is also a center of Muslim Ummah (community) in each area. Muslims gather in masjids for performing the Salat (prayer) & to deepen their knowledge about Islam. Children & newly converted Muslims, learn about Islam & reading the Holy Quran. Programs for lectures of renowned Muslim scholars are also arranged in most Masjids.

In Japan, there are more than 50 Masjids (as of December 2008), most of which are built in last 10 years. The 1st Masjid in Japan was built in 1935 in Kobe (port city near Osaka), & 2nd in 1938 in Tokyo, the capital city of Japan. After the gap of about 30 years, some Masjids were built in 1960s. Masjid building rush was started after 1990, when foreign Muslims (most of whom came to Japan in 80s) became economically established & settled their roots in the Japan's soil. Many of these foreign Muslims have married to Japanese converted Muslims. Alhamdolillah, the Japanese Muslim community is increasing steadily in Japan. Masjids are the centers of these small communities, scattered throughout Japan. These Masjids are not only the place of prayers for these Muslims, but also a place of study, especially for converted Muslims & new generation. Most of the Masjids have facilities for women & children.

Masjids throughout Japan are familiar in their localities & neighboring areas. But for people who travel to other areas, or for people visiting Japan for a short time, it is difficult to find a Masjid in their travelling region. This website is an effort to gather information about all Masjids in Japan at one place, so that anyone can easily find a Masjid in any area.
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Interesting thanks for sharing. Japanese are quite liberal and scientific and becoming more and more atheist by the day.. Even our native religions like Shinto/Buddhism are dying.
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Interesting thanks for sharing. Japanese are quite liberal and scientific and becoming more and more atheist by the day.. Even our native religions like Shinto/Buddhism are dying.
You're welcome.

Japan was closed to foreign influences during a long time and not only in economy with protectionism but also to other cultures and religions, but now it changes.
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Kobe Mosque (神戸モスク), also known as Kobe Muslim Mosque (神戸ムスリムモスク), was founded in October, 1935 in Kobe and is Japan's first mosque. Its construction was funded by donations collected by the Islamic Committee of Kobe from 1928 until its opening in 1935. The mosque was confiscated by the Imperial Japanese Navy in 1943. However, it continues to function as mosque today. It is located in the Kitano-cho foreign district of Kobe. Owing to its basement and structure, the mosque was able to endure through the Great Hanshin earthquake.

The mosque was built in traditional Turkish style by the Czech architect Jan Josef Švagr (1885–1969), the architect of a number of Western religious buildings throughout Japan.
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Japanese Muslims are very rare. Most of the people who visit those mosques are people from Islam countries such as Turkey, Iran, Jordan, Indonesia...
It seems in Japan those Muslims don't mind differences of sects among them and they seem to cooperate with other Muslims as a same minority.
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Japanese Muslims are very rare. Most of the people who visit those mosques are people from Islam countries such as Turkey, Iran, Jordan, Indonesia...
It seems in Japan those Muslims don't mind differences of sects among them and they seem to cooperate with other Muslims as a same minority.
久しぶりね!

Personally I don't like the abrahamic religions (christianity-Islam-Judaism) because they tend to be anti science..but their architecture is amazing!
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Yes, I think their architecture is amazing.

I have friends in Yoyogi Uehara and none of them seems to be interested in the huge Tokyo Camii mosque although that mosque is very near the Yoyogi Uehara station.
None of them has ever visited it to see inside the building.
The mosque has an exclusive atmosphere but it officially says it's open to everybody for a visit. I would like to visit it someday
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Old January 25th, 2010, 05:04 AM   #12
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久しぶりね!

Personally I don't like the abrahamic religions (christianity-Islam-Judaism) because they tend to be anti science..but their architecture is amazing!
Anti-science ?!

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Yes anti-science

Japanese are atheist and scientific so belief in a invisible higher being is quite anti science for us! Anyway are they making any new Mosques?
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宗教の胡散臭さはガチwwww
ってか宗教法人に課税しろ
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Yes anti-science

Japanese are atheist and scientific so belief in a invisible higher being is quite anti science for us! Anyway are they making any new Mosques?
Ok, I understand.
I rode that they are other projects in Japan. Now, they are at least 50 mosques all over the country.

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宗教の胡散臭さはガチwwww
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I know that political talk or proselytism are not welcome on this website. This was an informative link. An answer to Nihonkitty (because begining of this book deals about science), nothing more.
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Here's an interesting documentary about the Muslim community in Japan (you can see some of the mosques mentioned here in this documentary) :





Great documenatry ! We need to understand who are those muslims, and that they are not only foreigners.
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宗教の胡散臭さはガチwwww
ってか宗教法人に課税しろ
同意 笑。 宗教には用心してるけど・・・とにかく建築とかだけ楽しもう。
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So, apparently the moderator prefers to remove my NON-proselytizing post, but allow the previous posts that clearly DO proselytize for Islam intact.

Political correctness or mere favoritism?

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Old January 26th, 2010, 10:10 AM   #19
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In 2008 I took these pictures of a mosque in Otsuka, it could be the narrowest mosque in the world.





Ok, it's probably wider in the back but it's a true Toyko Style Mosque.
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If Japan remain lenient toward this infiltration it might become another sh*thole like any country in middle east that are not rich in oil.
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