Chapter 5 - Light and Shadow: Christian History, Resurrected. 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. However, Harunobu was later baptized as a necessity to protect his territory, but gradually, he developed a sincere 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.