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Dozaki church

(撮影:濱本政春)

Address

Dozaki 2019, Ookura-chou, Goto-shi, Nagasaki-ken, 〒853−0053

A church built in the Okuura district of Fukue island. During the Edo period, Hidden Christians migrated to Goto in groups from Sotome, and the Okuura district is the first area where they came and settled
Dozaki church is a full-scale, redbrick, gothic-style church.
A child welfare institution was built near the church for children who couldn't be looked after by their parents. Today, it continues to possess the same ideals as when it was originally founded.
The church is now a museum displaying many items relating to the history of Christianity in Goto. These include items which held significance for the Hidden Christians.

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