26 Martyrs Museum and Monument, Nagasaki

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The Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum and Monument were built on Nishizaka Hill in June 1962 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the canonization of the Christians executed on the site on February 5, 1597. The 26 people, a mixture of native Japanese Christians and European priests had been arrested in Kyoto and Osaka on the order of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the national ruler, for preaching Christianity. They were imprisoned, then later marched through the snow to Nagasaki, so that their execution might serve as a deterrent to Nagasaki's large Christian population. Hung up on 26 crosses with chains and ropes, the Christians were lanced to death in front of a large crowd on Nishizaka Hill. St Paul Miki is said to have preached to the crowd from his cross.

The main theme inherent in both the museum and monument is \"The Way to Nagasaki\" – symbolising not only the physical trek to Nagasaki but also the Christian spirit of the martyrs. The museum's collection includes important historical articles from both Japan and Europe as well as modern artistic works on the early Christian period in Japan.
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  • Different designs of Gaudi is designed by two towers is very ingenious. During the tour. The evening there were no visitors.
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  • 26 martyrs Monument near the Sagrada Familia and spires to make eye-catching buildings. It is dedicated to Mexico who Franciscan friars constructed a monument and at the same time, one of the 26 Saints in St. Philip the Apostle Church. Design is more confident and Catholics, now the Gaudi's continued insistence to the world of the medieval Catholic scholar Kenji Imai. Correlation between mild light from the stained-glass windows of small rounded randomly pierced the plaster walls of the avant-garde look of concrete exposed concrete walls and twin towers of Gaudí-inspired and in the Cathedral of Nozomi's mysterious feel. The opening of the Hall of Fame next to each other so I went early in the morning to still was here early was opens the door.
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  • Our group spent the day in Nagasaki and this was definitely a highlight of our day. It was really sad to hear the story of the Christian martyrs who were crucified on this hill.  more »
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  • A solemn memorial to the ultimate sacrifice early Christians gave to share God's love to Japan.
  • Simple memorial on 26 Christian martyrs when Japan banned Christianity and they would not give up and they were crucified
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