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anyone here know about the "Land of the Eastern Cross"?
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[User Picture]From: anadinboy
2005-09-22 05:42 pm (UTC)
do you mean the shimabara rebellion of 1638? Led by christian messianic figure of Amakusa Shiro angry peasants and persicuted christians had taken over a old castle named Hara on the Shimabara peninsula. Christianity , while popular, had been banned in 1637 i think. I have a few bits about it in books if you need something about the seige, there was a famous ninja attack on hara. Also the christians (catholics) were called 'kakure" or "hidden christians", and theres a very cool statue of Amakusa somewhere
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From: leave_the_cave
2005-10-13 02:16 pm (UTC)

thanks

Amakusa Shiro
thank you!
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