Historic Landmark of Kirishitan (Chiristian)

Most people who lived in the domain of Sumitada Omura, Japan's first Christian daimyo (feudal lord) in 1563, were Christians. However, in 1587, Toyotomi Hideyoshi ordered the expulsion of the missionaries. Their suppression went on to become even more severe during the Edo period (1603-1868), and Christians were severely persecuted. One of the most tragic incidents was the "Koorikuzure", in which 411 people who hid their Christianity were executed. There are many historical sites within the city, including martyrdom sites, mounds, and prisons. (Excerpt from Omura Roman, City HP)