Chapter 9 - Light and Shadow: Christian History, Resurrected. The joint-use of Shinto Shrines by underground Christians

About Chapter 9

After the battle of Shimabara, the villages of Amakusa continued to be laid to waste. The rebuilding began soon after a new feudal lord was installed. Some of the villages that did not participate in the insurrection were able to secretly pursue their faith.

In the present day, tucked away in a little bay, there is a beautiful church looking over the Sakitsu village. In an era of banned Christianity, the people of this community, were able to pursue their faith because they chose to use the local Shinto shrine as a place of Christian worship.