Created 18-May-16
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With so many Christians around the world, showing interest in the “History of Christianity” in Japan, and in particular the story of the “Hidden Christians”, I took a journey to the rural mountain village of Sendaiji and Shimo-otowa, Ibaraki, Osaka-fu. Then went on to Takatsuki City to visit the castle of Takayama Ukon, a Kirishitan Daimyo and Samurai.
These pictures tell the story of what happened during the Christian persecution under Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa and how these early Japanese Christians coped with it.
In 1614, Ieyasu was sufficiently concerned about Spanish territorial ambitions that he signed a Christian Expulsion Edict. The edict banned the practice of Christianity and led to the expulsion of all foreign missionaries.
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Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Asia
Subcategory Detail:Japan
Keywords:Archives, Castle, Christian, Christian, Christians, Ibaraki, Japan, Kakure, Kirishitan, Koon-ji, Municipal, Osaka, Takatsuki, Takayama, Ukon, hidden, history, relic, カトリック高槻教会, 千提寺, 市立キリシタン遺物史料館, 隠れキリシタン, 高山右近, 高山右近, 高槻市立しろあと歴史館, 高雲寺