Mass In Urakami Cathedral

mass in Urakami Cathedral

A mass was held in the cathedral

Shot at the Catholic Church of Urakami in Nagasaki.

I came to the Urakami Cathedral. It was originally built in 1877 after the Meiji Restoration. Many dwellers in this area were Christian and they hid their religious faith for some hundred years because the Tokugawa shogunate promulgated Anti-Christian Edicts. And it was after the Meiji Restoration to become open.

When I came here, a mass was just held in the cathedral. I could see some veiled women inside. There was a statue of Jesus Christ at the end of the central nave. And it was lighted.

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Where is Urakami Catholic Church?

Information of this photo

Photo No.
894
Shooting Date
Mar 2007
Posted On
May 9, 2007
Place
Nagasaki City, Nagasaki
Genre
Street Photography
Camera
CANON EOS 1V
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