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ナナメ上↗︎上天草 People Amakusa Shiro - Former Leader of the Amakusa Region

Amakusa Shiro is a tragic charismatic hero. He led Christians at the young age of 15 years old in a battle at Amakusa and Shimabara against the Edo Shogunate that had banned Christianity. Sadly, he lost this battle. There are many bronze statues of him in his birthplace of Kamiamakusa. Each of these statues is unique. It is fun to take photographs of the unique Amakusa Shiro statues in various locations.

An Amakusa Shiro statue with outstanding presence towers over Aino Amakusa Mura along the road on the way to Kamiamakusa from Kumamoto. It stands 15 meters tall. The impression of Amakusa Shiro is of a beautiful boy. However, this statue has been given a relatively macho build. Aino Amakusa Mura is where you will find souvenirs of Kamiamakusa. Nevertheless, the music that plays here will greatly exceed (NANAME-UE) your expectations because it is in the style of Okinawa! There are other Amakusa Shiro statues all over the island. Therefore, why don't you explore Kamiamakusa to find your favorite Shiro statue!

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Shop or Facility Name Aino Amakusa Mura
Address 910, Noboritate, Ohyano-machi, Kamiamakusa-shi, Kumamoto
Tel 0964-56-5151
Open October-March:9:00~18:00
March-September :9:00~18:00
Only August :8:30~19:00
Closed time on Sundays and holidays between April and September is extended by 30 minutes.
Closed time might be extended during special holoday seasons in Japan
Closed 12/31, 1/1
Website http://www.amakusamura.jp/

Moreover, if you wish to further deepen your understanding of Amakusa Shiro, you should visit the Amakusa Shiro Museum where you can learn about the historical circumstances and life in those times! It is a museum where you can learn in a compact manner the details of the history from Christianity spreading to being banned in Japan and then even about the battle at Amakusa and Shimabara. If you become tired from sightseeing, we recommend you relax in the mediation room in the museum.

Shop or Facility Name Amakusa Shiro Museum
Address 977-1, Naka, Ohyano-machi, Kamiamakusa-shi, Kumamoto
Tel 0964-56-5311
Open 9:00~17:00 (last entry time 16:20)
Closed From 29th December to 1st January, and Second Wednesday in January and June
Website https://www.city.kamiamakusa.kumamoto.jp/q/list/464.html

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People

Praying Costumed Mascot Character

Praying Costumed
Mascot Character

Shiro-kun, the costumed mascot character of Kamiamakusa, has traveled forward in time from 350 years ago. His real name is Kamiamakusa Shiro.

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