#586: Arifuku Church (Semiweekly-pedia of Japan)


#586: Arifuku Church (category: church)

Arifuku Church

Arifuku Church is a Catholic church in Arifuku Island, belonging to Goto Islands (refer to #514). The wooden church, which stands on a hill overlooking the East China Sea, was complete in 1927.

Hidden Christians (or Kakure Kirishitans in Japanese) escaped from religious persecution in Kyushu Island (refer to #063) and moved to this island in the early 19th century.

Arifuku Church Japan

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