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31 May 2016

White wall church, Shitsu Catholic Church, Nagasaki, Japan [The pilgrimage tour around Nagasaki]


White Wall Church made with the Japanese- French style

From the Kurosaki Catholic Church, you will head to North more and find a small white church, named Shitsu Catholic Church. This church was located middle of the mountain and formed a small complex of the religious facilities as church, clinic and orphanage. All facilitates were designed by French bishop de Rotz. The French European style buildings have some Japanese character in the detail. The Kurosaki Church was also built by Bishop de Rotz as the different style.

The contrast of white-gray-light blue show the French European style of this building. The roof was Kawara brick.  
The first impression of exterior in this church was low roof with white wall. The churches or cathedral in other places show the high roof that congregation can feel the greatness of god. This church was built with bricks and covered with white mortarplasterstucco. Because this village has strong wind climate from the sea, the designer, bishop de Rotz, had produced the lower roof of this church. The strong winds were come from the East China Sea. The roof and door was painted with the sky blue paint. The contrast of white and blue on the church show you the European atmosphere. All windows and doors were sliding doors to protect from the strong winds. The glasses in the windows which welded for the large window were made in France.

History

On 1882, Shitsu Catholic Church was built by Bishop Marc Marie de Rotz, born in Normandy, France. Till 1902, he had extension of the church twice because of increasing the number of congregation in this area. From this reason, this church has elongate rectangle floor shape.

The interior was very frugality. The wooden chairs were place and simple cross was hung on the wall. The coordinate was similar to the Normandy countryside church. The windy climate and frugality interior show the religious or life outlook of Bishop de Rotz.


There was the statue of Santa Maria on the roof top of the tower. She is looking down the East China Sea and the daily life of the people in Shitsu.
2633 Nishishitsu, Nagasaki city, Japan

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