The statues stood silently

statues of Twenty-six Martyrs
Shot in Nagasaki city, Nagasaki ©Tetsu Ozawa
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26 statues line up on the wall. This monument is dedicated to The 26 Martyrs of Japan. 26 Christians, including 20 Japanese, 4 Spanish, 1 Mexican and 1 Portuguese were executed in 1597 by the order of Hideyoshi Toyotomi because Christianity was illegal in Japan at that time.

It was said that it was the first execution in this country ordered by the authority. After that, Christians in this country went underground and became 'Hidden Christian'. They were canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in 1862.

日本語
May 2007 NAGASAKI STILL LIFE

Where is Twenty Six Martyrs Museum in Nagasaki City?

PHOTO DATA

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911

Shooting Date

Mar 2007

Posted On

May 20, 2007

Modified On

January 19, 2020

Place

Nagasaki City, Nagasaki

Genre

Still Life Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

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