Wakamatsu Oura Church

The statue of Mother Mary on the altar is a must-see!

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Goto
Category
History&Culture
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Although it can be seen from a main road, this rustic church with its small village feel is often overlooked. On the altar in the chancel sits a statue of the Mother Mary made by a Oura Village local. Her depiction is different from that of western Mother Mary statues, featuring a plump face. Decorative roses are placed at her feet in offering.


<Note>
Churches are very important places of prayer for their followers. When observing churches, please follow proper etiquette such that everyone can feel comfortable in the churches. A guide for church etiquette can be found here.

Information

Address 853-2303 長崎県南松浦郡新上五島町宿ノ浦郷大浦
TEL 0959-42-0964(新上五島町観光物産協会)
FAX 0959-42-0967
Price Free, but please consider contributing to the church's donation box
Note Building Information
Consecration: 1926
Location Observation Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM
1. Observation may not be possible during mass or ceremonies
2. The doors may be locked at certain times / on certain days

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