Kirishitan Kingdom is a NFT collection by Imari Tones,
one and only Japanaese Christian heavy metal band from Japan.
It’s a NFT collection based on Japanese legacy and a hope to spread God’s Word among the world.
It is a community built around Samurai history, rock music, and Christian faith.
Fantasy Samurai World
During 16th and 17th century, Japan was in the Sengoku era,
So many Samurais and Daimyos were fighting. Many heroes were born.
It was one of the most brutal, yet glorious times in Japan’s history.
However, there was one thing from that era that was lost and forgotten. Something very different from what would be seen in modern day Japan.
Kirishitan – That’s what they called those with faith in God. Many Samurais believed in the God brought by the European missionaries.
Japan in the Sengoku era was a crossroad where the Samurai spirit and the Western religion merge.
Unfortunately, the victors of Sengoku, such as Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu, later banned Christianity.
Those “Kirishitans” were persecuted, expelled, and they have been erased from Japan’s history.
But what if they had won the battle?
What if they had not banned this religion for political reasons?
What would it have looked like, if those Samurais had formed a country of faith?
As history lovers, we can’t help but think of the Fantasy Samurai Kingdom that might have been in the land of the rising sun.
We have decided to make this history come true in the modern Metaverse world, inheriting the spirit of ancient Kirishitans.
"Sing to the Lord a new song, And His praise from the ends of the earth, You who go down to the sea, and all that is in it,You coastlands and you inhabitants of them!" (Isaiah 42:10)
Choose Your Samurai
By owning one of 10,000 Samurai (or Hime) avatars, you can be a citizen of the Kirishitan Kingdom.
These Samurais are warriors with faith, traveling the time & space all the way from ancient Japan.
These Samurais are warriors of faith, leaping time and space all the way from ancient Japan.
Most of them are from 16th~17th century Sengoku era, but some of them are not.
There are men (Samurai) and women (Hime / Princess), but we don’t determine which is which.
Sometimes we will offer very notable figures in Japanese Kirishitan history as rarities.
Perks of owning a Kirishitan
From Imari Tones, these are the bonus of owning Kirishitan Kingdom NFT –
- Holders of one of these NFTs are allowed to use Imari Tones’ songs, lyrics, videos and pictures for the purpose of spreading God’s word. For example, you can play their songs at your church, share on the internet, or play by your band. (There might be some restrictions based on the system of social media platform but this means you have our permission.)
- We will post contents with positive messages on social media, with #KirishitanKingdom tag. You can use those words and images for evangelism purpose. Those messages will be shared on the internet and spread the concept of Kirishitan Kingdom.
At this point, Imari Tones has no affiliation with any collecting agency (collecting society – such as ASCAP, BMI, JASRAC). So you can use our songs with any trouble regarding copyrights.