Stormlizard

Stormlizard

Posted on 03/19/2016


Photo taken on October  9, 2006


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Amakusa Sakitsu Catholic Church Built in 1934 O09-01

Amakusa Sakitsu Catholic Church Built in 1934 O09-01
Taken 10 09 2006 using Canon PowerShot A710 IS Digital Camera.
The Sakitsu 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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@ Alan Rust,
Thanks very much Alan.
21 months ago.