Chapter 5 - The Unknown Christian Kingdom in Japan,the Light and the Darkness -Christian Daimyo, Harunobu Arima

About Chapter 5

Harunobu Arima is well known as a Christian daimyo, however, in the beginning, he distanced himself from Christianity and even destroyed churches built during the age of his father, Yoshisada. He was baptized later on as a means to protect his territory, but in his later years, he sincerely began to have faith in Christianity.

Being widely informed through foreign trade, Harunobu was one of the few people in Japan who held an international perspective, and therefore was highly respected by the Society of Jesus and the missionaries. We will take a look at the early years of the Christian daimyo, Harunobu Arima.