Karematsu Shrine

枯松神社

Karematsu Shrine Karematsu Shrine is dedicated to Jiwan, Bastian’s religious leader.

OVERVIEW

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.

AREA
Nagasaki City
INFORMATION
Fees -
Access information By Bus:
20 min walk from Kuroshima Kyoukai Mae bus stop
Open hours -
Days Closed -

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NEARBY TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
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