We visited Sakitsu Village in Amakusa city which is one of Constituent assets of “Hidden Christian related heritage in Nagasaki and Amakusa region”.

The Nagasaki-Amakusa region continues to inherit its faith secretly even if the suppression of the missionaries and Christians is intensified by the abolition of the Edo Shogunate, and it is unique to Japan until the ban on Christianity in the Meiji period. There are many settlements and historic sites that symbolize the history that nurtured the Christian faith of
These villages and historical sites that brought up the Christian faith unique to Japan are regarded as unique assets all over the world, and registration in World Cultural Heritage was decided in 2020.