Pope Francis visited Japan on November 23 and he stayed in the Land of the Rising Sun for four days. This is his second papal visit to the country.
On November 25, the religious leader met with the media and a few spectators.
As the pope is known for his unconventional ways, he wore a traditional Japanese coat (called a happi) during this meeting. The light blue coat had an anime representation of his face. It was also designed with drawings of cherry blossoms, which is a symbol that is relevant to Japan’s spring season.
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Written all over the coat are words in different languages, including text in Japanese and Spanish.
Some of the Japanese phrases read “gratitude”, “let’s pray together”, “may there be peace”, “what can be done to give disaster victims hope”, and “we are glad that you’re the pope”.
The happi was given to him by young participants during his visit to the Cathedral of Holy Mary in Tokyo.
Aside from visiting Tokyo, the pope also went to Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Known for his strong stance against nuclear weapons, he called for a world without these weapons.
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