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Cave chapel for hidden Christians.....

It is said that Taketa once had a large Christian population in the medieval times. Then... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2016
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Taketa
One of the few surviving Christian remains in the eatern Ooita area

Sourin Ootomo whose main castle was in Usuki whas a very powerful feudal lord that at one time had... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2017
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Oct 17, 2017
“One of the few surviving Christian remains in the eatern Ooita area”
Nov 29, 2016
“キリシタン洞窟礼拝堂Christian Cave Chapel”
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

Sourin Ootomo whose main castle was in Usuki whas a very powerful feudal lord that at one time had conquered a large part of northern Kyuushuu in the late 16th century. Sourin Ootomo took up Zen initially, but later converted to Christianity, and for a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed November 29, 2016

竹田市に数多く残るキリシタンゆかりの遺物。 その中でもキリシタン洞窟礼拝堂は象徴的です。 毎年11月20日頃に開催される「竹楽」では幻想的な姿が楽しめます。 There are many Chistianity remains in Taketa(Oita Prefecture)  In about 1550, Chistianity flourished and even during the period of Chiristian repression, Christians worshiped secretively. When you came The Chikuraku(Taketa Bamboo Lantern Festival) ,you can enjoy fantastic scenery.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed February 26, 2016

It is said that Taketa once had a large Christian population in the medieval times. Then Christianity was banned by the Tokugawa Shogunate so Taketa Christians had to dig this kind of cave chapel. The question is; why right behind a Samurai street? Samurais were...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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