the roman catholic church, hakodate

In 1859 the first temporary Catholic Chapel was founded by French Missionary Mermet De Cachon. Priest of Paris foreign missions society. It was the beginning Of such work in Japan after the deporation order of Christians by the Tokugawa Government. This church is as historical as the Yamate Church in Yokohama and the Oura Church in Nagasaki.

In 1868 priest Mounicou and Priest Ambruster built a temporary church at the present site. and in 1877 tile first wooden church was built by Priest Marin. However, was destroyed by fires three times. The Present Church was built In 1924.

This church. in a Gothic architectural style is fire proof But the Aitar and the fourteen sculpture stations of tile Cross showing scenes on each, along the wails on both sides. are tilolean wood carvings. They are of historical value because they were presented by Pope Benedict XV.

Direction Walk 0.06 km or 1 mins north east from last photo
Info F 5.6 2 ISO 100 with Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Date 2006:10:31 19:06:48 Make Canon
Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT Width 3456
Height 2304 Flash Off, Did not fire
Focal 17.0 mm Exposure 2
F Number 5.6 ISO 100
White Bal. Auto Program Aperture-priority AE
Compensation 0 Hyperfocal 2.79 m
Latitude 41.763 Longitude 140.713
Altitude 0 m File Size 670 kB
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