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［Senpuku Kirishitan］Senpuku Kirishitan (hidden Christians) lived ostensibly as Buddhists during the ban on Christianity but secretly carried on their faith.
［Baptism］Baptism is a Christian rite of admission and adoption into Christianity, and receiving a baptismal name (Christian name) such as "Mary" or "Francis."
［Bastian］Bastian was a Japanese evangelist who was active in the Sotome area during the period of the ban on Christianity. He left behind a church calendar (higuri), essential for keeping the faith alive, and prophecies that gave hope to the Senpuku Kirishitans (hidden Christians.) His achievements have been passed down from generation to generation by the people of Sotome, Urakami, and Goto.