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  • Collection: Silence (2016)

Silêncio-2.jpg
Martin Scorsese’s Silence is a historical epic based on the 1966 book of the same name by Shusaku Endo. The main character is Sebastiao Rodrigues who details, through letters and narration, the persecution of Japanese Christian converts by the…

These sources are excerpts from decrees issued by the Japanese government; they are attempting to reduce the effect and influence of Catholicism in Japan. The Japanese Emperor Hideyoshi issued them both in the year 1587. They aim to minimize the…

ChristianMartyrsOfNagasaki.jpg
This painting is by an unknown Japanese artist that depicts the site of the execution of 26 Christian missionaries in Japan. It occurred in Nagasaki following the passage of an edict banning Christian missionaries from Japan in 1587 and preventing…

26 Martyrs Engraving.jpg
This engraving depicts the 26 martyrs, the Christian missionaries who were executed for not leaving Japan after the decree of the Japanese government. This spectacle is portrayed at the start of Martin Scorsese's Silence. These missionaries refused…
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