Christians Living in Japan | Vlog #437
I cannot imagine what the 26 Japanese men had to undergo for their beliefs. Historically, Japan’s Catholic/Christian population began when Portuguese settlers came to #Japan and began to spread Catholicism. The Emperor and Sumurais who ruled Japan at the time were ok with this at first, but soon changed their minds when they feared colonialism. So Christianity was forbidden, and any Japanese citizen caught practicing Christianity was persecuted. The 26 Martyrs Museum in #Nagasaki takes a look at the 26 Christian Japanese martyrs who died for their religion, and were later beautified by the Vatican, becoming #saints. We also have a delicious lunch at a Chinese restaurant serving local Japanese-fusion dishes.