Saturday, December 23, 2023

Miura Catholic Church Sasebo


Miura Catholic Church is located on a hillside overlooking the port and train station of Sasebo in Nagasaki.

The parish was established in 1897 and the church was built in 1931. It is said to be in Gothic style and was built using reinforced concrete. In any other part of Japan it might be confused with a wedding "chapel" which are often also built in a simplified Gothic form, but in Nagasaki there are a lot of genuine Christian churches.

During the war it was painted black to stop it being an easy landmark for American bombers aiming for Sasebo.

The previous post was on Arcus Sasebo, seen below with the church in reflection.


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