Catholic Noboricho Church, Memorial Cathedral for World Peace

Catholic Noboricho Church, Memorial Cathedral for World Peace, Hiroshima

Catholic Noboricho Church, Memorial Cathedral for World Peace

Catholic Noboricho Church, Memorial Cathedral for World Peace
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FOL-1003
Berlin, Germany1,714 contributions
a church with an interesting story - driven and built by a surviving German priest...
Oct 2019
.... who had gone local and was restless to build the church up, post the nucelar desaster. Its not overly rich decorated, but has an element of soberness.
Written November 2, 2019
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Gerardiom
657 contributions
Rugby World Cup stop over
Sep 2019 • Couples
The previous day we went to the Peace Memorial Park and wanted to complete our show of respect by visiting the cathedral.
At the time of our visit, there was a wedding in progress but this didn’t deter the wedding guests from encouraging us to enter and share their occasion.
We felt a real moment of inclusion and friendship and were able to express our thoughts in the journal of comments.
We also visited the shop and were offered a mini scroll as we left with scripture readings to send us on our way in peace.
For the genuinely spiritual amongst us human being, this is a must-go place. This is not a tourist attraction.
Written September 21, 2019
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sumantra_travel
New Delhi, India3,876 contributions
Catholic Noboricho, 12 Jun'18
Jun 2018
12 June, 2018.
The Cathedral for World Peace is perhaps the most prominent churches
and cathedrals in Hiroshima City. This is located in the Naka
Ward, and relatively close to the Hiroshima Station, and
approachable on the prominent Jonan Dori road across the Enko river.
The cathedral has a slightly non-descript architecture, but has
historical significance, having been constructed by a priest of
German origin, in memory of the A-bomb victims and the
destruction in the city of Hiroshima. The place was under
renovation at the time of our visit.
Written October 19, 2018
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neminskii
Singapore, Singapore1,084 contributions
It's a pity that the cathedral was under renovation
Aug 2018 • Solo
I attended Saturday evening mass and it was held in the crypt chapel in the basement. The main cathedral was under renovation. After reading what the other reviewers wrote, I hope to visit the main cathedral itself in future after the rework.
In the meantime, the crypt chapel is small but functional for a mass.
If you are a non believer, maybe wait till the renovation is complete to visit.
Written September 9, 2018
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia1,282 contributions
Not a must see
Mar 2018
Cathedral not a must see, does have significance to it being one of the largest in Asia, but seeing cathedrals around the world this is very underwhelming its about a 10 minutes walk from centre of Hiroshima.
Written March 30, 2018
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J&S_Singapore
Singapore, Singapore3,393 contributions
Memorial Cathedral of World Peace 世界平和記念聖堂
Sep 2017
Not exactly a tourist must-visit place but we still plan for this which is within walking distance from the Hotel we stayed at Jonan Dori.
This huge cathedral is presently under renovation and partially covered hence we encountered some difficulty locating it, after crossing the Kyobashi bridge. I approached for directional assistance and guess-what the kind soul whom pointed us to the site was no other than the Priest whom is working in the Caethdral itself!!!! What a coincident.
The church is the hub of Catholic life in Hiroshima and the building is designated as an Important Cultural Property. The Memorial Cathedral for World Peace is renowned as one of the major Catholic cathedrals in the East and was built in commemoration of the (first)
A-bomb victims in the world. The foundation of the cathedral was originally
requested by the German Reverend Hugo Lassalle, whom subsequently became a naturalized Japanese. Within the Cathedral are specific gifts from overseas including the pipe organ (Germany), the altar of black marble (Belgium) and other donations came from Spain, Portugal too.
From the photographs on displayed the style of the cathedral looks a mix of western modernism with Japanese influence. There are some brochures and it is interesting and informative to read more on.
We reached on a Friday evening and there’s not many church goers. I went in and sit quietly at a corner for a short prayer…
Written October 16, 2017
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Mike N
New York City, NY1,529 contributions
Modern Cathedral - Memorial for World Peace
Sep 2017 • Friends
The church is one of the largest in Asia. The cathedral documents Christianity in Japan - Hiroshima and Nagasaki having the largest Christian populations in Japan in 1945. It's currently be restored.
Written October 2, 2017
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Luc H
Oberkochen, Germany270 contributions
History of Christianity in Japan.
Sep 2017 • Couples
The cathedral is currently under renovations ( sept 2017). As this is one of the largest cathedrals in asia, it's worth a visit to experience the unique Asian version of Christianity. The building is dull enough with stunning aspects to make you ask why it's like this. And because it makes you question it... it's an art piece that makes a statement.
Written September 13, 2017
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Joyce A
Singapore, Singapore37 contributions
Cathedral is under renovation
Jun 2017 • Family
Tried going there for 7.30 am mass but it was under renovation. There was mass in Japanese when we got there, but from the poster, mass in English is only available at 2.30 pm.
Written June 10, 2017
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LamN
Singapore, Singapore5,276 contributions
Another paradox
May 2017 • Couples
Incidentally, the official name of this church is Memorial Cathedral for World Peace. This huge cathedral (one of the largest Catholic churches in Asia) is worth visiting for its profound meaning, rather than its looks - which is bare and downright ugly! Father Hugo Lassalle was a German priest working at a church where the cathedral now stands, and experienced the atomic bomb first hand. As he was rebuilding his church, he wanted to dedicate it to the memory of the victims and as a symbol of peace for all nations. Father Hugo solicited funding from America, Europe and all over the world, and the final product, designed by leading Japanese architect Togo Murano, was largely funded by individuals, cities and countries around the world (altar by Belgium; pipe organ by city of Köln; windows by Austria and other countries or cities; pipe organ by city of Köln; tabernacle by Spain, bronze door by city of Düsseldorf, etc), all EXCEPT THE US!! In addition to Japanese, there are masses in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
Written May 5, 2017
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