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The black madonna statue

Black Madonnas are very unusual in Japan and it is even more unusual to find one in such a small... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Dondinou
One of the few Catholic churches

One sees a lot of church like structures in Japan, but usually those are wedding venues. This is a... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Stephan1954
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7-19 Babacho, Tsuruoka 997-0035, Yamagata Prefecture
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Black Madonnas are very unusual in Japan and it is even more unusual to find one in such a small city as Tsuruoka. This little church is very simple and small. The wooden floor and the red carpet contribute to create a cosy atmosphere. The...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

One sees a lot of church like structures in Japan, but usually those are wedding venues. This is a real church housed in a simple wooden structure and without the elaborate painted windows or ceilings. The Madonna and child are black which is unusual.

Date of experience: July 2017
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