"Otome Toge St. Mary Chapel" Yamaguchi-ken Off The Beaten Path Tip by gogonicetrip

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In the later part of 19th century, many Japanese Catholics were taken to former site of Korinji Temple as criminals, where as many as 36 of those people were martyred.
The Otome Toge St. Mary Chapel was built on the Otome toge ( means Otome pass) in 1951 in memory of the martyrs.

In the Otome Toge festival held on May 3, many Catholic believers from all over Japan go in procession from the church to the chapel where a solemn mass is held.

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  • Written May 5, 2007
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