Kusuhara was one of the remote areas settled by Sotome Christians around thelate-18th and early-19th centuries.
Their descendants underwent ordeals even after the rediscovery of the Christians in Nagasaki.
A roundup at Mizunohara expanded into the mountains.
The hidden Christians were imprisoned and tortured and their settlements plundered.
The site where they were jailed, near to the church, is open to the public.
Around 1910, the present church was designed and constructed under the direction of Tetsukawa Yosuke. The building was repaired and improved in 1968.
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- 1Kusuhara Church