Hamawaki Church

Hamawaki Church


2018.12.14

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

Hamawaki Church

The Hamawaki Church was built in 1881 by the survivors Hisakajima survivors of the Christian persecution. It was the first all wooden church to be built on the islands, and in 1931 the church was reconstructed, becoming the first steel concrete church. It is known for its odd mixture of both Japanese and western designs. The exterior is akin to a Japanese style house while the interior is completely westernized, complete with vaulted ceilings.

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