Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Though it is located on the mainland of Nagasaki Prefecture, Tabira is included in the island Hirado.
Like many other churches in Nagasaki it was designed by Tetsukawa Yosuke.
Construction began in 1915, and the church was dedicated in 1918.
Built of brick, and using them decoratively, the church features an octagonal belfry and a lot of stanied glass and gold leaf.
Japan is trying to get the churches of Nagasaki listed as a World Heritage Site.