The Museum is well signposted in English, has enough literature and footnotes as well as a 10 minute video to explain the histories and problems of the day in which Christianity was outlawed and those that continued to follow their faith (even though the consequences meant death) were dealt with in the most gruesome manner.
No stone is unturned at the Arima Christian Heritage Museum as all topic of reference are discussed in full details. These include the Martyring of Nagasaki Christians, the connection between trade and evil forces from abroad, as well as the Hara Castle massacre whereby 37 000 peasant Christians were murdered as a result of their unwillingness to stop practicing their faith and because of their defiance to follow the rank and file orders of their over bearing Lord of the time.
I will recommend this place to anyone who has an interest in the history of the Nagasaki Christians, as there is just enough information to fill in the gaps and to provide a picture worth viewing. However because of the Museum`s remote location most probably a Private Tour will be needed to access this and other remote places.
Please click on the click to see Arima Christian Heritage Museum Nagasaki on a map:
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|Renounce your faith or else!|
|Christianity arrived in Japan with the traders|
|An interesting 10 minute video with subtitles|
|Christians being Martyred|
|The Arima Christian Heritage Museum|
|The Hara Castle Massacre|
|Rebellion forces holding out the lords soldiers|
|The end result 37 000 Christian dead|
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