Karematsu Shrine is dedicated to Jiwan, Bastian’s religious leader. He passed away from hunger and cold while hiding in a valley and observing religious practices. The local people buried him and worshipped his tomb as a sacred place. Each November, locals hold the Karematsu Shrine Festival, when ecumenical prayer services are held as well as a mass conducted by a Catholic priest.
This is one of only three shrines in Japan dedicated to holy figures associated with Christianity.
- Nagasaki City
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20 min walk from Kuroshima Kyoukai Mae bus stop