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"First Catholic Church in Japan"

A stone pillar and statue of Jesus Christ mark the site of the first Catholic church in modern Japan, built in 1861 and consecrated the following year. The Church of the Sacred Heart was erected on Main Street in the Foreign Settlement, now Honcho-dori. Christianity was forbidden to the Japanese but this did not apply to the foreign community. As such the church and its services became something of a tourist attraction amongst the Japanese and the authorities arrested several locals as a result. The original church had a bell from France in the belfry and a statue of the Virgin Mary over the entrance. This statue now stands in the rebuilt church at No. 44 the Bluff. The three Chinese characters, ten-shu-do, meaning "House of God," were painted on a porch over the door. -AH
80-3 Yamashitacho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Japan, 231-0023
"First Catholic Church in Japan"
A stone pillar and statue of Jesus Christ mark the site of the first Catholic church in modern Japan, built in 1861 and consecrated the following year. The Church of the Sacred Heart was erected on Main Street in the Foreign Settlement, now Honcho-dori. Christianity was forbidden to the Japanese but this did not apply to the foreign community. As such the church and its services became something of a tourist attraction amongst the Japanese and the authorities arrested several locals as a result. The original church had a bell from France in the belfry and a statue of the Virgin Mary over the entrance. This statue now stands in the rebuilt church at No. 44 the Bluff. The three Chinese characters, ten-shu-do, meaning "House of God," were painted on a porch over the door. -AH
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