Kanzo Uchimura was born in a lower-class samurai family in 1861.
He exhibited his excellent linguistic ability from a child. When he was 16 years old, he entered Sapporo Agricultural College, where he was impressed especially by William S. Clark. He became a Christian during those days but at first he was forced to be by his seniors.
Later, he went to the United States and studied there.
This book is based on his experience until he returned to Japan.
It was originally written in English as "How I became a Christian: Out of My Diary." It is now highly appreciated as English literature written by Japanese author, along with "Bushido" by Inazo Nitobe.
For a long time, I have longed for the opportunity to study Christianity, for sociology, needless to say, has taken root in the studies of it and other religions.