Visiting rules and access
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What is the significance of each of the 12 components of the property?

‘Remains of Hara Castle’ are the place of a historic event that triggered the formation of Hidden Christians’ tradition. ‘Kasuga Village and Sacred Places in Hirado (Kasuga Village and Mt. Yasumandake)’, ‘Kasuga Village and Sacred Places in Hirado (Nakaenoshima Island)’, ‘Sakitsu Village in Amakusa’, ‘Shitsu Village in Sotome’ and ‘Ono Village in Sotome’ attest to what the Hidden Christians venerated to continue the Christian faith. ‘Villages on Kuroshima Island’, ‘Remains of Villages on Nozaki Island’, ‘Villages on Kashiragashima Island’ and ‘Villages on Hisaka Island’ demonstrate to which location the Hidden Christians migrated in order to continue practising their religious faith. ‘Oura Cathedral’ is the place of an event that triggered transition of the Hidden Christians’ tradition, and ‘Egami Village on Naru Island (Egami Church and its Surroundings)’ bears testimony to the ultimate end of Hidden Christians’ tradition.

 

For more details, please access the web page ‘To learn the history of the property’.

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  1. What is ‘Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region’?
  2. Where is the Nagasaki region?
  3. Why is the Nagasaki region important in the history of Hidden Christians?
  4. Who are ‘Hidden Christians’?
  5. Who are ‘Kakure Kirishitan’?
  6. Why was Christianity prohibited in Japan?
  7. Why did Japan lift the ban on Christianity in the 19th century?
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  9. Are there any similar Christian sites within Japan or in other countries?
  10. Why are only Catholic sites included in the property?
  11. Are church buildings not the components of the property?
  12. Are other Christian sites in Nagasaki Prefecture and Amakusa City not associated with the property?
  13. When will ‘Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region’ be inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List?

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