Up to the mid-19th century, Kashiragashima, a small, rocky island in Nagasaki’s Goto Island chain, was a place of quarantine, where contagious patients were sent to recover or, more likely, die. As a consequence, most healthy people avoided the place. Who can’t relate to that sentiment these days? But there was one group happy to settle on Kashiragashima and make a life for themselves.
Tag Archives: JP – Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region
Tolerant shrine-temple-church trio’s rare red stamps draw collectors to UNESCO site; The Japan Times
Goshuin stamps made by three different places of worship — a shrine, a temple and a church — at an obscure fishing community within a UNESCO World…
Surrounded by beautiful ocean, Nagasaki Prefecture’s Goto Islands are home to cultural sites that are testament to the history of the “hidden Christians,” and…
Tourist Attractions and Best Things to do in Nagasaki, Japan…
Uncover the secret world of Japan’s “hidden Christians” through a pilgrimage to the 12 spots listed by UNESCO as World Heritage sites. by Mikas Matsuzawa…
4 days 3 nights in Japan: What to do, where to go in Saga and Nagasaki; Mikas Matsuzawa; Philstar.com
Here are some things you can do in Nagasaki City—named as one of the 10 best places to visit in Asia this year by Lonely Planet—with a stop at the nearby Saga prefecture whose hot spring town carries a thousand-year history. by Mikas Matsuzawa
UNESCO’s designation focuses on secret churches where hidden Christians, known as Kakure Kirishitan, worshiped in 10 remote villages in northwest Kyushu.
Japan’s Hidden Christian Sites of Nagasaki Designated UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site; Luxury Travel Magazine
Refocus on persecution angle helped Japan set stage for latest UNESCO site; Takaki Tominaga; The Japan Times
The dozen sites related to Japan’s persecution of “Hidden Christians” have been awarded World Heritage status largely due to the fact that they show how…..
The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added Japan’s Hidden Christian sites in the Nagasaki region to the World Cultural Heritage list. The decision by the World Heritage Committee brings to 22 the total number of Japan’s World Heritage sites: 18 cultural and four natural sites.
The dozen sites related to the persecution of Japan’s “Hidden Christians” have been awarded World Heritage status largely due to the fact that they show how Japanese believers protected their faith at all costs, experts say.
UNESCO has decided to add a dozen Christian locations in parts of southern Japan to its World Heritage list. According to the organization, the sites “bear unique testimony to a cultural tradition nurtured by hidden Christians in the Nagasaki region who secretly transmitted their faith”. Japan’s main religions are…
Places of major importance for Japanese Christianity, including the Nagasaki basilica commemorating 26 Catholic martyrs, have been selected as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
UNESCO adds Japanese sites linked to persecution of Christians to World Heritage list; The Japan Times
UNESCO decided Saturday to add 12 sites in southwestern Japan that are linked to the history of the country’s persecuted Christians to the World Heritage l