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Consisting of seven inhabited islands and 60 uninhabited, Kami Goto islands lie about 60 miles west of Nagasaki, and are famous in history due to being Japan's first place of contact with other cultures. Photographed by a well-known Japanese photographer, Kazutoshi Yoshimura, this book is the first to capture the beautiful untouched nature of KAMI-GOTO. An important historical element is the roots of Christianity in Japan within the islands. Some of those lving on the islands are descended from Christians of the Catholic Church ("Kakure Kiri******an"), who came to their Christian faith via Portuguese missionaries in the late 16th century. After a strict ban on Christianity in 1614, Christians fled to these islands off Nagasaki and hid until the end of 19th century. The islands have numerous Catholic churches, the oldest and most famous of which is Dozaki church, built in 1868. The five largest islands are Fukue, Hisaka, Naru, Wakamatsu and Nakadori Island, hence the name, “Goto (five islands)”.
Number of Pages: 111
Genre: Photography, Travel
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Kazutoshi Yoshimura
Street Date: May 1, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-2742
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