Stormlizard

Stormlizard

Posted on 06/09/2015


Photo taken on October  9, 2006


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Amakusa Sakitsu Catholic Church Interior 03 Built in 1934

Amakusa Sakitsu Catholic Church Interior 03 Built in 1934
Taken 10 09 2006 using Canon PowerShot A710 IS Digital Camera.
1934: Sakitsu Catholic Church is built
during the ministry of Fr. Halbout.
Under the Edo-era government, the oppression of Christianity and the perUnder the Edo-era government, the oppression of Christianity and the persecution of Christians became increasingly severe. With the Meiji Era, however, freedom of religion was officially recognized and Christians of Hidden Faith began to reveal themselves. Today, the churches of Oe and Sakitsu are cherished as symbols of spirituality and fortitude.

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8 comments - The latest ones
Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre
This is gorgeous inside.
3 years ago.
Stormlizard has replied to Jenny McIntyre
Thank you Jenny, different to those in UK.
3 years ago.
Gracie
Gracie
It's a lovely church. Although I've never seen one with folding chairs instead of pews..
3 years ago.
Stormlizard has replied to Gracie
Thank you Gracie.
Being in Japan probably is why though I have not been inside others built later, this was the second built one year after the Cathedral in the same area.
3 years ago.
niraK68
niraK68
oh, das erinnert mich sehr an meine 2 Reisen nach Japan. Da war ich nicht aber in anderen christl. Kirchen. Die hier ist sehr schön
3 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Thank you niraK68.
I have long ago visited many Churches in Japan, Greek and Russian Orthodox were among them. In later years I have photographed several Christian churches from the outside only.
Between 1952 and now I have been to Japan 21 or more times.
John
3 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
@ Michel Faivre.
Thank you for the Star.
3 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
@ Anemone.
Thank you for choosing this as a Stared photo.
3 years ago.