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Nagasaki

馬込教会

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Plaster

[Plaster] Stucco is a building material used for bonding tiles and stones, filling in joints, and painting over walls, and is applied to the surfaces of the Oura Cathedral and Shitsu Church.

Discovery of Hidden Christians

[Discovery of Hidden Christians] The Discovery of Hidden Christians is an event in which several Senpuku Kirishitans (hidden Christians) in Urakami confessed their faith to a priest for the first time in about 250 years, in 1865, even when the ban on Christianity had not yet been lifted. This historical event happened at the Oura Cathedral built in the foreign settlement of Nagasaki.

Joseph Ferdinand Marmand

[Joseph Ferdinand Marmand] Joseph Ferdinand Marmand was a missionary of the Paris Foreign Missions Society. He came to Japan in 1876. After missionary works in Amami and Ryukyu, he was assigned to Shimogoto as parish priest in 1880. After serving in Iojima and Amami, in 1897 he was sent to Kuroshima where he was instrumental in constructing the Kuroshima Church.

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