Building Utopia


In 1984, Shoko Asahara went to see a private investigator named Mekawa to learn about Tenrikyo, another New Religion which started in the 18th Century. Based on what he learned, he set forth to raise funds and build his own utopia where he would be recognized as the protector of the truth of the universe.

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