Stormlizard

Stormlizard

Posted on 03/19/2016


Photo taken on October  9, 2006


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Catholic Church on the Amakusa Islands Japan

Catholic Church on the Amakusa Islands Japan
Taken 10 09 2006 using Canon PowerShot A710 IS Digital Camera.
The Oe Catholic Church1933
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.
The Oe Catholic Church is a Romanesque style building constructed in 1933 on top of a small hill by a French missionary and his followers. At the bottom of the hill is the Amakusa Rosario Museum which exhibits items related to the hidden Christians during the Edo Period when Christianity was banned.

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Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Interesting find in Japan
2 years ago.
Stormlizard has replied to Fantasyfan
Yes Sanna, especially on this group of Islands there are several as t was the closest place to hide when the Jesuits and their followers were chased out of Nagasaki. The Jesuits were in the end forced to leave so sailed to Macao.
2 years ago.
Alda
Alda
great landscape! nicely captured!
2 years ago.
Stormlizard has replied to Alda
Thank you Alda, yes a nice group of Islands.
2 years ago.