Site of the Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan
日本二十六聖人殉教地 (Nihon Nijuroku Seijin Junkyochi)
The sad history of the martyrdom is commemorated at this Memorial Hall
In 1962, in commemoration of the centennial of the Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan that occurred on Nishizaka hill, the Memorial Relief of the Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan was constructed concurrently with the adjoining Saint Filippo Nishizaka Church. The Memorial Hall that stands quietly behind the life-sized bronze statues of the 26 saints is divided into two themes - things handed down from Christian times and things created today in order to clarify history. It introduces the history of Christianity from the time of Saint Frances Xavier's visit until the Meiji period. Exhibitions include a letter by the priest Nakaura Julien from the Tenshou youth facility, letters addressed to Portugal's King John III from Saint Francis Xavier, the record of the battle of Shimabara, the Maria Kannon sculpture, and a bronze Pieta from the 16th century, as well as frescoes and Japanese paintings.
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|Days Closed for Business||December 31-January 2.|
|Price||Adults: \250, Aged 12-17: \150, Aged 6-11: \100|
|Directions||4 minutes'walk from Nagasaki Eki-Mae Streetcar Stop|