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Christian House
Bunkyo-ku Kohinata.
  • What are you looking for?
  • I'm looking for Christian House.
  • What is that?
  • It was the house which tortured a Christian in Edo era.
  • I don't want to go.
  • Was Christianity prohibition in the Edo era?
  • It was prohibited.
  • Why?
  • The government was afraid of the solidarity of the people.
  • Was there any case?
  • The Shimabara War broke out in 1637.
  • Shirou Amakusa was a leader.
  • What kind of war is it?
  • In 1637. A large-scale uprisings occurred in Shimabara Domain.
  • What were the relations with Christianity?
  • There was the feudal lords who professed faith in Christianity.
  • The Christianity spread in Shimabara Domain.
  • The feudal lords was called a Christian daimyo.
  • The new feudal lord became Shigemasa Matsukura.
  • He prohibited Christianity.
  • And, he tormented the people.
  • The finance worsened.
  • People's anger exploded.
  • Was there a supporter to them?
  • They demanded a reinforcement from Portugal.
  • Why Portugal?
  • Portugal diffused Christianity.
  • The Netherlands cooperated with the Japanese Government.
  • Was Netherlands and Portugal on bad terms?
  • Very bad terms.
  • They were Christianity both.
  • Portugal was Catholicism.
  • Netherlands was Protestantism.
  • Japan broke off Portugal and diplomatic relations.
  • They prohibited Catholicism.
  • Is the problem only religion?
  • Portugal did a slave trade.
  • We have finished climbing the stairs.
  • There was the Christian House on Christian slope.
  • Is this the Christian slope?
  • This is the Koushinzaka slope.
  • Hey, This board says this is not Christian slope.
  • It is the other side of the train track.
  • Will we have to go back the way we came?
  • What did the Portugal Catholic do?
  • The missionary entered Japan illegally.
  • He is courageous.
  • It's reckless act.
  • missionary's name was Crystfan Ferreira.
  • What happened to him?
  • He was arrested.
  • And tortured for five hours.
  • He abandoned Christianity.
  • Oh my god.
  • He changed his name to Chuuan Sawano.
  • He married a Japanese woman.
  • And, became a samurai.
  • A samurai?
  • What is the matter with him?
  • Why was he not killed?
  • He has work.
  • Next missionary's name was Giuseppe Chiara.
  • He was arrested too?
  • Yes. He was shut in in a Christian House.
  • Ferreira persuaded Giuseppe to apostatize.
  • The persuasion is useless.
  • They repeat persuasion and torture.
  • This story is scary.
  • Yeah.
  • Giuseppe endured torture.
  • But he can't escape.
  • Does death free him?
  • Giuseppe heard snoring.
  • He pleaded to Ferreira that someone stop snoring.
  • Who slept?
  • Ferreira said, it is not snoring.
  • That sound is the voice that a Christian is tortured.
  • If you apostatize, the sound stops.
  • I looked at the scene that was similar by a movie.
  • A spy movie.
  • Giuseppe abandoned Christianity.
  • He changed his name to San-emon Okamoto.
  • He married a Japanese woman.
  • There is a stone monument.
  • Trace of Christian House?
  • Christian House was very large.
  • I think that this neighborhood was Christian house.
  • I'll go to Myogadani.
  • I'm going to meet with my client near.