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Oso Church

  • The people who live in this area today are the descendants of Hidden Christians who migrated from places such as Shitsu in Sotome, Kurosaki and Ikeshima.
  • The first church to be built was a wooden church in the year 1879. This was located a little to the west of where the present church sits, in a place called Urasako.
  • In around 1915, the first wooden church was dismantled and reconstructed in Doinoura in Wakamatsu island.
  • The present church dates from 1916. It took approximately three years to build.
  • The church is made of brick and has a multilayered roof. For decorative effect, the bricks used on the outer wall are of slightly different colours and of various shapes and sizes.
  • Inside, the church has three aisles and a rib vault ceiling.

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信徒発見

[しんとはっけん] まだ禁教が明けていない1865年、長崎の外国人居留地に創建された大浦天主堂において、浦上の潜伏キリシタン数人が約250年ぶりに神父に信仰を告白したできごと。

鉄川与助

[てつかわよすけ] 上五島出身の棟梁、建築家。ド・ロ神父に教会建築の指導を受け、後に独自に数多くの教会堂の建築に携わった。

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