Feb 9, 2012

Urakami Cathedral - Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture

About 10 minutes walk from Matsuyama-machi Station Nagasaki Electric Railway.

There is Nagasaki Peace Park between Urakami Cathedral and Matsuyama-machi Station. Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum is also nearby.

Fountain of Peace in Nagasaki Peace Park
Rainbow was spanning fountain.

Nagasaki Peace Park
The center of the photo is Peace Statue.

The base of Peace Statue is filled with water.

Urakami Cathedral
Stained glass in the cathedral is very beautiful.
The current cathedral was built in 1959. The first cathedral was built was the largest in East Asia, was destroyed by the atomic bomb in 1945. There was a distance of 500m from the hypocenter, a statue of a saint, and some remain.
In addition, the Urakami is a land many have remained hidden Christians. History of Urakami Cathedral is also overlap with the history of oppression hidden Christians (Urakami Yoban Kuzure - Wikipedia).

Urakami Cathedral wall Remnant
Part of the wall on the south side of the Cathedral. When rebuild the Urakami Cathedral in 1958, was moved to the hypocenter.

Urakami Cathedral wall Remnant
Statues on the wall are Apostle and Zaberio.

Google Map Urakami Cathedral

Japanese site is here.

Mar 1, 2012 Typo corrected.

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