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Gnecchi-Soldo Organtino
Gnecchi-Soldo Organtino (1530–1609) was an Italian missionary with Society of Jesus, of Nanban period
Nanban period
(1543–1650). He is an example of Nanbanjin (Barbarians from the south, as the Occidental were called), who visited Japan
Japan
at that period. With a motive to promote Christianity
Christianity
in East Asia
East Asia
Organtino joined Society of Jesus, and he was sent to Japan
Japan
in 1570 via Portuguese India and Portuguese Malacca. Earning a respect of Oda Nobunaga, Organtino built Nanban temple
Nanban temple
in Kyoto
Kyoto
in 1576, monastery and church in Azuchi by Lake Biwa
Lake Biwa
in 1580. He also opened religious school
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Society Of Jesus
The Society of Jesus
Society of Jesus
(SJ – from Latin: Societas Iesu) is a scholarly religious congregation of the Catholic Church
Catholic Church
which originated in sixteenth-century Spain. The members are called Jesuits.[2] The society is engaged in evangelization and apostolic ministry in 112 nations on six continents. Jesuits
Jesuits
work in education (founding schools, colleges, universities, and seminaries), intellectual research, and cultural pursuits. Jesuits
Jesuits
also give retreats, minister in hospitals and parishes, sponsor direct social ministries, and promote ecumenical dialogue. Ignatius of Loyola, a Basque nobleman from the Pyrenees
Pyrenees
area of northern Spain, founded the society after discerning his spiritual vocation while recovering from a wound sustained in the Battle of Pamplona
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Monastery
A monastery is a building or complex of buildings comprising the domestic quarters and workplaces of monastics, monks or nuns, whether living in communities or alone (hermits). A monastery generally includes a place reserved for prayer which may be a chapel, church, or temple, and may also serve as an oratory. Monasteries vary greatly in size, comprising a small dwelling accommodating only a hermit, or in the case of communities anything from a single building housing only one senior and two or three junior monks or nuns, to vast complexes and estates housing tens or hundreds. A monastery complex typically comprises a number of buildings which include a church, dormitory, cloister, refectory, library, balneary and infirmary. Depending on the location, the monastic order and the occupation of its inhabitants, the complex may also include a wide range of buildings that facilitate self-sufficiency and service to the community
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Nagasaki, Nagasaki
Nagasaki
Nagasaki
(長崎市, Nagasaki-shi, Japanese: [naɡaꜜsaki]) ( listen (help·info)) is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture
Nagasaki Prefecture
on the island of Kyushu
Kyushu
in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "Long Cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki
Nagasaki
became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and Churches and Christian Sites in Nagasaki
Churches and Christian Sites in Nagasaki
have been proposed for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List
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Parochial School
A parochial school is a private primary or secondary school affiliated with a religious organization, and whose curriculum includes general religious education in addition to secular subjects, such as science, mathematics and language arts. The word "parochial" comes from the same root as "parish", and parochial schools were originally the educational wing of the local parish church. Christian
Christian
parochial schools are often called "church schools" or " Christian
Christian
schools". In Ontario, parochial schools are called "separate schools". In addition to schools run by Christian
Christian
organizations, there are also religious schools affiliated with Jewish
Jewish
(Hebrew), Muslim
Muslim
and other groups
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Lake Biwa
Lake Biwa
Biwa
(Japanese: 琵琶湖, Hepburn: Biwa-ko) is the largest freshwater lake in Japan, located in Shiga Prefecture
Shiga Prefecture
(west-central Honshu), northeast of the former capital city of Kyoto.[2] Because of its proximity to the ancient capital, references to Lake Biwa
Biwa
appear frequently in Japanese literature, particularly in poetry and in historical accounts of battles.Contents1 Name 2 Area and use 3 Natural history 4 Archaeology 5 Environmental legislation5.1 Eutrophication
Eutrophication
prevention 5.2 Wetlands protection 5.3 Conservation of Reed Vegetation Zones6 Image gallery 7 See also 8 Explanatory notes 9 References 10 External linksName[edit] The name Biwako was established in the Edo period
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Azuchi Castle
Azuchi Castle
Azuchi Castle
(安土城, Azuchi-jō) was one of the primary castles of Oda Nobunaga
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Church (building)
A church building or church house, often simply called a church, is a building used for Christian
Christian
religious activities, particularly for worship services. The term in its architectural sense is most often used by Christians to refer to their religious buildings, but it is sometimes used (by analogy) to refer to buildings of other religions.[1] In traditional Christian
Christian
architecture, the church is often arranged in the shape of a Christian
Christian
cross
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Kyoto
Kyoto
Kyoto
(京都市, Kyōto-shi, pronounced [kʲoːꜜto] ( listen), pronounced [kʲoːtoꜜɕi] ( listen); UK: /kɪˈoʊtoʊ/, US: /kiˈoʊ-/, or /ˈkjoʊ-/[4]) is a city located in the central part of the island of Honshu, Japan. It has a population close to 1.5 million
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Oda Nobunaga
Oda Nobunaga
Oda Nobunaga
(織田 信長,  Oda Nobunaga (help·info), June 23, 1534 – June 21, 1582) was a powerful daimyō (feudal lord) of Japan
Japan
in the late 16th century who attempted to unify Japan during the late Sengoku period. Nobunaga is regarded as one of three unifiers of Japan
Japan
along with his retainers Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
and Tokugawa Ieyasu. During his later life, Nobunaga was widely known for most brutal suppression of determined opponents, eliminating those who by principle refused to cooperate or yield to his demands. His reign was noted for innovative military tactics, fostering free trade, and encouraging the start of the Momoyama historical art period
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Portuguese Malacca
Portuguese Malacca
Malacca
was the territory of Malacca
Malacca
that, for 130 years (1511–1641), was a Portuguese colony.Contents1 History1.1 The capture of Malacca 1.2 A Portuguese port in a hostile region
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Portuguese India
The State of India
India
(Portuguese: Estado da Índia), also referred as the Portuguese State of India
India
(Estado Português da Índia, EPI) or simply Portuguese India
India
(Índia Portuguesa), was a state of the Portuguese Overseas Empire, founded six years after the discovery of a sea route between Portugal
Portugal
and the Indian Subcontinent
Indian Subcontinent
to serve as the governing body of a string of Portuguese fortresses and colonies overseas. The first viceroy, Francisco de Almeida, established his headquarters in Cochin
Cochin
(Cochim, Kochi). Subsequent Portuguese governors were not always of viceroy rank
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East Asia
East Asia
Asia
or Northeast Asia
Northeast Asia
is the eastern subregion of the Asian continent, which can be defined in either geographical[3] or pan-ethno-cultural[4] terms.[5][6] Geographically and geopolitically, the region constitutes Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, and Taiwan.[7][8][9][10][11][3][12][13][14][15] The region was the cradle of various ancient civilizations such as Ancient China, ancient Japan, ancient Korea, and the Mongol Empire.[16][17] East Asia
Asia
was one of the cradles of world civilization, with China, an ancient East Asian civilization being one of the earliest cradles of civilization in human history
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Christianity
Christianity[note 1] is an Abrahamic monotheistic[1] religion based on the life, teachings, and miracles of Jesus
Jesus
of Nazareth, known by Christians
Christians
as the Christ, or "Messiah", who is the focal point of the Christian
Christian
faiths
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Japan
Coordinates: 35°N 136°E / 35°N 136°E / 35; 136Japan 日本国 Nippon-koku or Nihon-kokuFlagImperial SealAnthem: "Kimigayo" 君が代"His Imperial Majesty's Reign"[2][3] Government
Government
Seal of JapanGo-Shichi no Kiri (五七桐)Area controlled by Japan
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