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      A signature menu of Ichi Nii San is Kurobuta Shabu Shabu, but since we went there for lunch, we ordered Kurobuta with Ginger Sauce (黒豚の生姜焼きセット) (980 yen), Steamed Kurobuta and Veggie set (黒豚の野菜蒸しセット) (980 yen), and Buta Suki set (豚すき定食) (1150 yen). Kurobuta they used was from Kagoshima province.

      I should mention that the décor was quite organized and I loved it.


      First of all, a waiter served us Soba-cha (そば茶) and Niku Miso (肉味噌). Niku Miso was an interesting idea for small appetizer, and if you see the small bowl carefully, it could becomeHashioki (箸おき).


      Kurobuta with Ginger Sauce

      Kurobuta with Ginger Sauce is one of popular lunch menu in general. This Kurobuta was a bit hard and salty for me. Plus, Red miso (赤みそ) was used for soup. Each item was tasty, but with such a salty Shoga-yaki (生姜焼き), they should have served a bit lighter-taste of soup. Quantity was appropriate.


      Steamed Kurobuta and Veggie set

      It was my mother’s choice, and this was the best item among we ordered this day. This dish was well balanced: rice, soup, pork, veggie and some pieces of fruits. Pork and veggie were steamed, so it was not oily at all. Healthy and colorful!


      Kurobuta was perfectly steamed, and the meat was tender. It is your choice to dip into a sauce or not. For vegetables, it was not salted, so dipping sauce was needed.



      Buta Suki set


      This Teishoku set (定食セット) was a seasonal item. To tell you the truth, sukiyaki is not my favorite food, because Warishita (わりした: sukiyaki sauce) is usually sweet. Yet, since I haven’t eaten sukiyaki for almost five years, I wanted to try. Plus, it looked healthy with lots of vegetables.


      After a few bites, my tongue felt a bit saltiness. I thought it was good the sauce was not sweet. But a few bites more, then it became too salty. Ingredients were kurobuta, Tofu, shitake mushroom, Nappa, Shungiku, a slice of carrot, broccoli, Negi, and small portion of Udon noodle. For one person, quantity was a bit too much. I was glad that I had 2 more people to help me finish up.

      Overall, we felt that their taste was a bit too heavy for us, especially dishes with sauce. Among those 3 dishes above, I recommend “steamed pork and veggie set.”

      Total: 3110 yen (for 3 people)

      Ichi Nii San: いちにぃさん

      6F, Stellar Place Sapporo
      011-209-5123
      http://ichiniisan.jp/

      •  Kagoshima.

        Another good chances must not  miss.

        Go for the stall where Kagoshima Beef are available.

        Over there Kagoshima,  i tried this at Ichi Ni San restaurant,

        Shown you the prices for one person the are selling there.

         

         

         

      • For Kurobuta..Sabu Sab

         

        This will be the price.

         

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      • This is the steam Kurobuta with vegetables go along.

        Not  soup type as the above.

         

    • Dont worry if you at Kyushu,

      Yous still can fine this there.

       

       

      7 Places for Non-gamey Horse Meat in the Tokyo Area

      More than beef or pork, horse meat has a high nutritional value, lower caloric count and is experiencing a sudden rise in popularity. Horse meat specialty shops have also been opening in succession. Among these, we’ve carefully selected the particularly popular ones.


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      1. Rocky Barikiya [Shibuya]

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      This is a popular reservation-only restaurant that specializes in horse meat. The owner has a thorough knowledge of horse meat and offers various cuts of meat prepared in an optimal way. Customers should definitely order the sashimi which has a texture that melts in your mouth. Of course they also offer everything else from grilled meat to stew, so a large group of people can savor a variety of items.

      HP: www.rocky-barikiya.com/ (Japanese Only)

      Address: Premier Dogenzaka, 1-15-3, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

      2. Haneuma [Mita]

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      This is a relaxed bar-style restaurant. The shop takes pride in their horse meat menu and their prices are also moderate. As a result, they get many customers who stop by in the evenings on their way home from work. Naturally, they offer fresh horse meat sashimi as well as salami, pate and many other items that go well with wine.

      HP: www.haneuma.jp/ (Japanese Only)

      Address: 1F Harada Bld., 5-22-5, Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

      3. Minoya [Morishita]

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      This is a restaurant with quite a long history. It was established in 1897 and the current building is said to have been constructed in 1954. Their speciality is “sakura nabe” which is horse meat done sukiyaki-style. The light miso flavor of the soup compliments the tender horse meat. Based on your preference, you can dip it into some raw egg before you eat, making it all the more delicious.

      HP: www.e-minoya.jp/ (Japanese Only)

      Address: 2-19-9, Morishita, Koto-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

      4. 1 Pound Steak Hamburg Takeru [Akihabara]

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      This is a steak speciality restaurant based in Osaka. Although there is still only one branch in Tokyo, since you can eat an abundance of high quality meat here, it’s quickly become popular. You order your desired quantity of horse meat steak and it comes to you with a well-browned outside and a juicy inside, making it very easy to eat.

      HP: tabelog.com/tokyo/A1310/A131001/13183200/ (Japanese Only)

      Address: 3-2-11 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

      5. Bakurou [Kanda]

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      Although this is a typical izakaya, horse meat cuisine is their speciality. You can enjoy their moderately priced offerings ranging from their fresh horse meat sashimi, “basashi”, flash-grilled horse meat, to nabe (hot pot). They also have a large variety of alcohol so you can also enjoy finding the right brand of alcohol to go with your dishes.

      HP: www.bakurou.com/ (Japanese Only)

      Address: 1F Takeshima Bld., 3-4-8, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

      6. Sanbariki [Ikebukuro]

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      Their grilled horse meat is cheap and you can enjoy yourself in a casual atmosphere. You can feel their love of horse meat, when each cut of meat is carefully grilled until it’s delicious, using a hot iron plate. Their sashimi is also recommended since it’s delivered fresh from the source.

      HP: sambariki.com/ (Japanese Only)

      Address: 1F Daisan Kudo Bld., 2-35-2, Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

      7. Banikuya Takeshi [Ebisu]

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      Managed by a gourmet comedian, this is a reservation-only horse meat speciality restaurant. They offer a general variety of cuisine from sashimi to grilled meat. The horse meat chahan (fried rice) is particularly recommended as well as the miso soup, “Uma Shiru”. For the chahan, the meat is cut into cubes and tossed in. The miso soup has a good dashi base and is perfect for finishing off a meal.

      HP: www.hotpepper.jp/strJ000698024/?vos=nhpp03 (Japanese Only)

      Address: 1-25-11 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

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    • Lately very busy with some work from Japan.

      Will be completing soon, that why not posting lately so sorry,

      will be posting as much as i can.

    • 7 Kinds of Sashimi Not Made With Fish - Modern Farmer

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      Jan 16, 2015 - When you go to a Japanese restaurant and order sashimi, you're probably only ... The practice of eating horsemeat isn't something new in Japan. ... Horse-farm owners in Kumamotoprefecture were trying to find a way to deal ...
    • 7 Kinds of Sashimi Not Made With Fish

      By Panicha Imsomboon on January 16, 2015

      Gizzard sashimi.

       


      When you go to a Japanese restaurant and order sashimi, you're probably only thinking of fish. Here's the thing: The word sashimi consists of two words: sashi and mi. The meaning of the former is 'pierce' and the latter is simply 'meat.' Therefore, sashimi is more defined by the practice of preparing and eating it raw than the ingredient itself.

      Here are seven meats that can be eaten raw – but only if they are prepared correctly and safely.

      1. Beef

      Marbled Wagyu beef is a heavenly ingredient for steak lovers; this is also true for sashimi cravers. The red meat, interspersed with white, thin ribbons of fat, is delicious when consumed raw. Unlike most seafood sashimi, instead of shoyu and wasabi, chefs usually serve gyusashi with ponzu — seasoned soy sauce with a vinegar kick — and top the thin beef slices with shiso leaves.

      You can also get other parts of the cow served raw. Head to Sendai, five hours north of Tokyo. The city is known for a wide variety of local delicacies, including beef tongue sashimi. According to Fodor’s Japan guidebook, the fatty raw tongue “melts smoothly in the mouth.”

      Another cow-made sashimi, rebasashi, used to be available in Japan. The translation of the Japanese word is raw beef liver. The Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare banned the selling of it in mid-2012 to prevent food poisoning. But when it was still on the menu, the red organ was served with chopped green onions and a sauce seasoned with grated garlic. However, good news for adventurous West Coast foodies: there is a Japanese BBQ place in San Diego that has the liver-y sashimi on the menu. Also on the menu — beef tripe sashimi.

      2. Pork

      After the ban on raw beef liver in 2012, some restaurants in Japan took it off the menu, then added a new dish: pork liver sashimi. (Some places had been serving it for years.) But last year, Japan’s Ministry of Health decided to go further and ban the consumption of raw pork liver and raw pork meat.

      While raw pork is now outlawed in Japan, it’s available in Australia — though not in a traditional style. Sokyo, a high-end contemporary Japanese restaurant in Sydney, offers pork sashimi, made from kurobuta. The black pork meat is sliced into thin pieces and comes with dashi jelly, mâche and a salty caramel sauce.

      3. Chicken

      When Newsweek published a story about chicken sashimi in 2013, the raw poultry was called “the other pink meat.” The most well-known place for this pink meat in the U.S. is Ippuku, an izakaya-style Japanese restaurant in Berkeley, California.

      “Each night we serve about one to two dozens oftorisashi,” says Christian Geideman, Ippuku’s chef and owner. “And since we opened this place in 2010, we’ve been serving over 10,000 orders of it.” His famous chicken tartare is made of raw chicken breast, Korean-style chili paste, daikon and raw quail egg. The chicken comes from a small farm in Manteca where Geideman confirms that the farm knows the “right way” to kill chickens (otherwise bacteria will grow on the meat). He explains that, “It has to be very fresh. They kill and chill it very quickly. Also, the knife and the cutting board in the kitchen must be very clean.” For those who haven’t tried it, Geideman describes the texture as “pretty much like raw tuna.”

      If you’re already familiar with raw chicken breast, and if you like it, your next step can be thigh meat, gizzard and liver — all raw. Each has its own flavor and texture that chefs in Japan know how to use. Basic breast meat has basic companions — soy sauce and wasabi. Firm thigh meat is good with mustard and salt. Crispy gizzard is matched with grated ginger and soy sauce. Sesame oil and salt are served along with sweet liver.

      4. Horse

      The practice of eating horsemeat isn’t something new in Japan. It was consumed in the late 1500s when Japan was facing food shortages. But the boom in modern-day consumption began in the 1960s, at the same time that the transportation scene started to change. On streets horses were replaced by cars; in agriculture, machines were also taking their jobs. Horse-farm owners in Kumamoto prefecture were trying to find a way to deal with their animal overpopulation. That was how basashi, or raw horse meat, hit the market.

      Basashi earns the nickname sakura niku (pink meat) from its delicate pink color. For the best taste, the raw meat is eaten with grated ginger and sweet shoyu. Shredded daikon and shiso give the mellow meat a clean mouthfeel. Some restaurants in the Kumamoto area go beyond basic meat by serving raw tongue and offals like intestines, heart and drained blood vessels.

      5. Deer

      Shika means ‘deer,’ so shikasashi is raw deer meat. The color of venison sashimi is so red that it’s easy to assume that the sashimi is raw tuna. It’s not thought of as a weird dish in Japan, but it’s offered in only some parts of the country such as Wakayama.

      According to people who have had it, shikasashi is good with freshly grated garlic, ground ginger, chopped leeks and, definitely, soy sauce. The New York Times’ recipe suggests a simpler option: just wasabi and soy sauce.

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      6. Sea turtle

      The Bonin Islands are just about the only place you could go if you are craving kamesashi or sea turtle sashimi. Also known as the Ogasawara Islands, they’re about 600 miles south from Tokyo.

      According to Masaya Shishikura, who did his PhD thesis about the islands, the cook begins by cutting the turtle’s carotid artery, then pumps out the blood by pushing its heart continuously. While the fins, plastron and intestine are used for stew — another sea turtle specialty — the breast muscle is reserved for sashi.

      Kamesashi isn’t available all year round. The season starts in early April, when annual licenses are issued, and only lasts for a few months. Local restaurants usually serve the red flesh until they run out.

      7. Frog

      Here comes the last one on the list — also the most bizarre and the least traditional one — frog sashimi.

      In December 2012, a video was posted online of a woman enjoying killed-to-order bullfrog at Asadachi, a restaurant in downtown Tokyo known for unusual dishes. It went viral and hit a million views in a few months. The scene in the video, which doesn’t go with the pleasant background music, shows how the large frog was killed, skinned, gutted and cut into bite-sized pieces. All these things happened so quickly that the upper part of the frog was still moving — swinging its arms and making eye contact with the customer — when it was served on an iced plate. The plate also included the lower parts of the frog’s body in pieces, ready to be eaten with soy sauce.

      Unsurprisingly, the video caused negative feedback from eaters and people in the Japanese food industry, including chef Mamie Nishide from Japanese Cooking Studio in New York. She gives her comment to Fox News saying, “I don’t want you to think this is Japanese food that the Japanese enjoy. It’s not. This is bizarre.”

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      About 200 people have gathered in the resort city of Nikko, north of Tokyo, to take part in an unusual annual tradition. They took turns to see how far they could kick their wooden geta sandals.

      Nikko is a center of the traditional geta-making craft. Local artisans produce sandals with a rice-straw layer on top of the sole for extra warmth in winter.

      Some competitors managed to launch their geta more than 25 meters. Many were less successful.

      Last year's winner, a man from Kawasaki City near Tokyo, said he cherishes the geta he won as a prize.

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    • Nagasaki's Secret Christian Past

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      Hundreds of years ago, missionaries came to Nagasaki to convert locals to Christianity, and today one man is on a mission to get Japan's Christian history recognized.

      Kazutoshi Kakimori, 69, lives on remote Narushima Island off the coast of Kyushu. He's been trying to unearth the secret past of Japan's Christians.

      Kakimori himself is a descendent of the once persecuted group.

      "In Nagasaki, the faith was secretly passed on for 7 generations. For us, prayer, what we call ORASHO has been very important," Kakimori says.

      Oura Catholic church in Nagasaki is the oldest in Japan, and undoubtedly historic. A special mass was held last year to commemorate its 150th anniversary.

      But the history of Christians in the region goes back a lot further. Catholicism was first brought to Kyushu by Spanish priest Francisco de Xavier in 1549. The religion flourished as some local feudal lords converted.

      But by the 17th century, powerful rulers who unified Japan banned the religion and started persecuting Christians, fearing divided loyalties.

      Christians were forced to abandon their faith or go underground. The ban on Christianity was lifted, first, to foreigners in the mid-19th century.

      When Oura church was built for the French in 1865, the Christians secretly came out to see the priests. The French described it as "the discovery of the believers." Christians used to hide and pray to God in a local cave.

      Kakimori's search has revealed things that were little known before. This summer, he and his colleagues discovered a cave in a hidden corner of the island.

      Kakimori believes that people couldn't verbalize their prayers at home, so they gathered there to do that.

      "The first time I came here, it felt mystical. I felt as if I came to a different world," Kakimori says. "Our ancestors passed on prayers for generations. This is proof. It's their heritage we are witnessing."

      Kakimori has also been collecting artifacts such as a small statue that looks like a Buddhist figure.

      "Our ancestors treated this as the Virgin Mary. On special occasions, people passed this around and prayed to her," Kakimori says.

      "They endured hardships and passed on their legacy while being oppressed," says Kakimori. "They were patient even during persecution... I believe this is our ancestors' message of peace."

      Kakimori has visited the Vatican twice. He wants the places that tell Japan's unique Christian history to be listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites, and he is lobbying for support.

      "I would like the recognition of World Heritage given to our ancestors. It would feel like a Gold medal for what they went through," Kakimori says.

      For Christians in Nagasaki, having their history recognized as world heritage would be a near miraculous leap from the days when it was almost wiped out.

    • Churches and Christian Sites in Nagasaki

      Date of Submission: 30/01/2007
      Category: Cultural 
      Submitted by:
      Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan 
      State, Province or Region:
      Nagasaki prefecture
      Coordinates: N32 44 41 E129 52 25
      Ref.: 5096
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      The Secretariat of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Heritage Centre do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information or documentation provided by the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention to the Secretariat of UNESCO or to the World Heritage Centre.

      The publication of any such advice, opinion, statement or other information documentation on the World Heritage Centre’s website and/or on working documents also does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of UNESCO or of the World Heritage Centre concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its boundaries.

      Property names are listed in the language in which they have been submitted by the State Party

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      Christianity was introduced in Japan by Jesuit missionary Francis Xavier in 1549 and spread rapidly in the western part of the nation. The Jesuits established their mission base in Nagasaki,where a port of foreign trade with Portugal was developed. The city of Nagasaki played an important role as a key base for the missionary work in Japan. Churches and Christian culture flourished here, and the Young Delegates of Tenshō set off from Nagasaki in 1582 for Europe, where they had an audience with the Pope. Their visit  conveyed a fact that Christianity had taken root in Japan. However, with the Tokugawa shogunate's anti-Christian policy which banned the religion, Christianity was severely suppressed, resulting in the revolt against the regime (Shimabara Uprising) in 1637. Christian historic sites that tell of this period of suppression have been preserved until today.

      During the prohibition on Christianity, adherents moved to remote islets and islands where they passed down from generation to generation the traditions of baptism and orasho (derived from the Latin word oratio ["prayer"],orasho are the prayers and hymns originally taught by the Jesuit missionaries and passed down orally) and continued in their faith until the ban was lifted in the Meiji period (1868-1912). Nagasaki Prefecture and the surrounding area are home to many churches built after the long period of suppression. These churches are testimonies of the suppressed adherents' re-acquisition of religious freedom and its long process. These Christian churches are also considered as excellent examples of the quality structural design resulting from the fusion of the Western architectural techniques brought by the foreign priests and Japan's traditional architectural techniques. The churches form particular cultural landscapes, associated with distinctive natural settings surrounding them.

       

      Statements of authenticity and/or integrity

      Most of the component features of the site have been designated as national or prefectural cultural properties and have been preserved in excellent condition under legal provisions. They are repaired and renovated as necessary at the advice of specialists. All the component features of the site have maintained their authenticity in every respect, including location, building material, technique, structure and use.

      Regarding integrity, the context of the site has been fully substantiated, including the  component features of the site that tell today of the period of the suppression of Christianity in Japan and the various elements that show the rebirth of Christianity after the long hiding period.

      Comparison with other similar properties

      Similar properties to which the churches of Nagasaki should be compared include the Churches of Chiloé (Chile) and the Historic Centre of Macao (China) on the World Heritage List and the Wooden Churches of the Northern Part of the Carpathian Basin (Hungary) on the Tentative List of  the STATE PARTY concerned. The churches of Nagasaki in no way pale in value in comparison to these sites. In fact, the sites of Nagasaki churches are unique in the sense that  It  tells of the revival of Christianity after its long underground period.

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      Nagasaki’s Oura Church among Christian sites eyed for UNESCO Heritage listing

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      A government panel on Monday selected Christian sites in the southwest, including a church in the city of Nagasaki known as Japan’s oldest, as a collective candidate for UNESCO World Cultural Heritage status in 2018.

      It is the second time the panel has picked the sites in Nagasaki and Kumamoto prefectures, including Nagasaki’s Oura Catholic Church, a designated national treasure. The area was the focus of Japan’s persecution of Christians when the religion was banned for most of the Edo Period (1603-1868), and also of its revival thereafter.

      The sites in Kyushu were recommended by Japan in January last year in the hope of getting them World Heritage status this summer.

      But the government retracted the recommendation in February after a UNESCO panel said its explanations of the sites were insufficient.

      The government will submit a letter of recommendation by Feb. 1 next year so the Kyushu sites can be examined by the UNESCO panel, known as the International Council on Monuments and Sites, dubbed ICOMOS, in summer 2018.

      The Nagasaki and Kumamoto prefectural governments reviewed their presentations following suggestions made by the ICOMOS that the explanations should focus on Japan’s history of banning Christianity.

      The government panel also screened three other candidates: the Jomon archaeological sites in Hokkaido and the northern Tohoku and other regions, the Sado complex of heritage mines — primarily gold mines — in Niigata Prefecture, and Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, the ancient tumulus clusters in Osaka Prefecture.

      The panel, however, judged that these lacked sufficient explanations of their global value or measures for preservation.

      Among the 12 assets to be recommended among the Kyushu sites are churches dotting remote islands in Nagasaki and the village of Sakitsu in Amakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture, where some Christians lived in hiding to escape persecution.

      Originally, 14 locations in the two prefectures ranging across a wider time span formed the sites for the recommendation, but two places, including the ruins of a castle ruled by a Christian lord, were excluded after the suggestions by ICOMOS.

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      Oura, perhaps the most famous churches in Nagasaki (1865).

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      The interior of the church Oura (Nagasaki), whose windows were imported from France.

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      French Touch

      At the foot of Glover Garden, a sea-green colored bell tower rises up in the sky of Nagasaki: Oura, created by French Jesuits, it is reputed to be the oldest church in Japan.

      The history of Christianity in Nagasaki is firstly that of its martyrs. It began in the middle of the sixteenth century, when Portuguese missionariesarrived on the island of Kyushu to evangelize this "new world". Success came quickly: fromKagoshima to Fukuokadaimyo (feudal lords) were converted, followed by the inhabitants of their strongholds, and several seminaries and churches emerged.

      But the ruling powers did not take kindly to these conversions to the religion of "barbarians" (the name often given to Westerners) and the influence they started to have. In 1614, the Tokugawa shogunate proclaimed the prohibitionof the Christian religion in the archipelago: it was the beginning of the repression of those who refused to recant, of which the "26 martyrs of Nagasaki" were victims in 1597.

      The first bell tower in Japan

      In was in honor of the 26 martyrs that the Oura church was built in 1864, at a time when Japan put an end to sakoku (the country being completely closed to foreigners) and when Christianity became permitted once more.

      French Jesuits, members of the Paris Foreign Mission, were at the initiative of its construction:Ferret Louis and Bernard Petitjean, arrived from Paris with the ambition to relighting the torch of Christianity in Japan.

      Oura was originally a small wooden church, more modest than the one that replaced it in 1879 and which now stands at the foot of Yamate Hill: aGothic chapel with stucco and wood, sporting an octagonal steeple, which was probably built on the model of a Belgian church, of which the two missionaries brought a plan with them during their Japanese visit. This is the first western style building to have received the title of National Treasury (1933).

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    • Are you aware today SMRT  information screen shown this video,

      at all train platform.

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      Downtown line also i had seen.

       

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    • Kagoshima had came to Singapore today,

      Welcome us to visit this Lovely Southern Perfecture of Japan.

      If you had not seen there is alway tomorrow, watch  for this video when you took the train next day.

    • Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza

       

        Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City's main attraction, is a 3,000 sqm outdoor open semi-circular courtyard suitable for all kinds of events.

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      To commemorate 50th year of Singapore-Japan Diplomatic Relations in 2016, to create more opportunities for the people of both nations to interact with each other, with further development of friendship and mutual understanding. 

      Join in the celebration and enjoy the performances, Japanese traditional culture and products of both Japan and Singapore.

       

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       SJ50 Matsuri, Singapore
    • 『SJ50 Matsuri』is the biggest event to commemorate The 50th Anniversary of ... The event will feature the Japanese traditional culture, pop culture, tourism and variousJapanese produce. ... Also, from AFA(Anime Festival Asia) and Canon comes the 'Cosplay Fashion ... Venue, Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza (Outdoor venue).

    • 『SJ50 Matsuri』is the biggest event to commemorate The 50th Anniversary of ... The event will feature the Japanese traditional culture, pop culture, tourism and variousJapanese produce. ... Also, from AFA(Anime Festival Asia) and Canon comes the 'Cosplay Fashion ... Venue, Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza (Outdoor venue).

       

    • Tomorrow your last chance to catch up on this event.

       

      Had you visit the Kagoshima Booth between  Okinawa and Kumamoto at the main event hall at Takashimaya.

       

      Catch more information at the booth they are here.

       

       

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