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The Japanese Christians forced to trample on Christ
« on: November 25, 2019, 04:51:00 PM »

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Around the 1620s, authorities decided it wasn't enough to get rid of the religious leaders. They had to come up with a public way to root out the religion from the hearts of the people.

The solution? The fumie. These were brass images, sometimes set in wooden boards, depicting either the Christ or Mary. Every single person that lived in Nagasaki was ordered to go through the practice of stepping on the fumie. Soon it became an annual practice carried out at the start of each year. Warning: stories have mature content.

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Re: The Japanese Christians forced to trample on Christ
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2019, 05:43:18 PM »
This is central to Scorsese's film Silence.
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