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Shimabara/Amakusa

南島原市有馬キリシタン遺産記念館

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Shimabara-Amakusa Rebellion

[Shimabara-Amakusa Rebellion] The Shimabara-Amakusa Rebellion was an uprising caused by an alliance of peasants in the southern part of Shimabara Peninsula and Amakusa Islands from 1637 to 1638. More than 20,000 people joined the rebel forces, with Amakusa Shiro as their commander-in-chief. They fought barricaded themselves in Hara Castle but were suppressed by the Shogunate forces.

Oppression

[Oppression] Repression is the suppression of an activity by a ruler through power. In the history of Christianity, repression refers to religious persecution using various means to compel people to quit or abandon their faith.

Tensho embassy to Europe

[Tensho embassy to Europe] In 1582, four Japanese boys (Ito Mancio, Chijiwa Miguel, Nakaura Jurião, and Hara Martinho) were dispatched to Europe as the Tensho embassy on behalf of Omura Sumitada, Otomo Sorin, and Arima Harunobu, all Kirishitan Daimyos (Christian feudal lords.) Those boys had studied at the Arima Seminary, founded by an Italian priest, Father Valignano. They received a great welcome, including an audience with the Pope. They returned to Japan in 1590 after learning about Western music and printing techniques.

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    ヴァチカンに残る連判状

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    A Christian feudal lord

    During the Warring States period, feudal lords in Japan were competing against one another and were therefore eager to attract Portuguese trade. This provided an opportunity for Christianity to be spread within their domains.

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    The wealth of the Arima clan

    Ceramics from places like China and Southeast Asia have been excavated from the remains of Hinoe castle. These items help to show how much the Arima clan prospered from trade.

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    Gold-leaf roof tiles

    The gold-leaf roof tiles which have been discovered in the ruins of Hinoe castle suggest that the Arima clan was deeply connected with the centre of political power

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    The Amakusa-Shimabara rebellion

    Many Christians fought in the Amakusa-Shimabara rebellion. At Hara castle, an estimated 27,000 men, women and children lost their lives.

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    The cause of the rebellion

    A great number of Christian artefacts have been uncovered during archaeological excavations at Hara castle.

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