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Monday, December 15, 2014

The Distant Dream From the West to the East with " Faith " Japanese calligraphy



St. Francis Xavier memorial church. This Gothic church was built in 1931.  
It is called the Catholic Hirado church, too.

The inside of the church is plain structure and decoration. 
It is the simplicity that is good for the country side of the Far East.





We are respect St. Francis Xavier, still now.  
He is a missionary who spread Christianity for the first time in Japan.

Frugal build seems to represent a solid faith.

いと高きところでは、神に栄光があるように。 地の上ではみ心にかなう人々に平和があるように。  
   ルカ  第二章 第十四節  
      
     Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.  
   Luke 2:14





There is the church on west hill Hirado-shi, Nagasaki Prefecture.
And St. Francis Xavier stand and looks at the west direction, Spain and Portugal.

He arrived at far away Japan in 1548. and, His sublime will have been handed down even now. 











" " (shin, or makoto). It is translated as believe, trust, faith, etc.
This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script.

   Etymology : Ideogrammic compound
    人 (man) + 言 (words or say)

Meaning and form of this character has been very well fusion. This character will feel the solemnity to us.

" My word is my bond. "

" Men willingly believe what they wish. "  Julius Caesar


I strongly believe your success.





This movie is about the St. Francis Xavier memorial church.




Church looks to the other side of the temple.
Various religions have coexisted.







Merry Christmas.

God bless you all.


Nearer, my God, to Thee...

A wonderful new year for you and yours.



       From the Far East, Japan.
       ruma





70 comments:

  1. Wow.So Beautiful, Ruma.The Photoes.The music.EverythingThank you for this.May you have a peacful Christmas and Happy New Year.
    Greetings Anita

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  2. ’White Christmas’ is only by Bing.... :)
    God bless child.

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  3. Preciosas fotos, Ruma. Muchas gracias. besicos.

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  4. Thank you Ruma.
    Long time no see, beautiful photos, all of them, and a very emotive & nice writing, good description of Saint Francis of Xavier
    Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year. God bless you and all around you.
    Very nice voice and song for this Christmas, thank you.
          
     From the Far west UK.
    Ambar



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  5. I like simple churches. I do not like splendor. Merry Christmas. I greet you.

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  6. Bonjour de France, Ruma
    C'est toujours un plaisir de venir chez vous...
    Superbes photos et beaucoup d'espoir et de paix dans vos mots.
    Un très joyeux Noël à vous... Que la paix intérieure soit avec vous !
    Gros bisous de France.
    Leeloo

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  7. Eglise, temple, mosquée ...unique élévation vers l'éternel.

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  8. Lovely church! Very beautiful photos. I love the photo of the temple too. They are so beautiful, and it is really nice that the religions could exist beside each other.

    Merry Christmas to you too!

    Kind regards, Marit

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  9. Simply beautiful Ruma.. your first image is wonderful, j'adore the arches. Here's wishing you a wonderful Christmas.

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  10. Hi Ruma, a wonderful church . My father's name was Francis Xavier, our Catholics feast day on 3 December.
    Jackie sings fantastic, and I know them.
    God bless you!
    Greetings from a distance
    Crissi

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  11. Nice photographies concerning this nice Church. Very interesting all that you have exposed on San Francisco Javier. Ruma I wish the better thing you for these dates that they approach and a wonderful year 2015.
    HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
    An embrace from Merida - Spain -
    P.D.: Charming Christmas carol the select one.

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  12. I know that Francis Xavier lived for two years in Japan.
    This great saint. Beautiful description and great pictures.
    God bless you!
    Greetings from Polish.
    Lucia

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  13. Gracias Ruma por tus hermosos deseos para esta Navidad y Año Nuevo.
    Que tu hermoso corazón se llene de gozo y renovadas esperanzas en Nochebuena.
    San Francisco Xavier fiel ejemplo de su gran Fe en Dios.
    Hermosas fotografías, videos y bella canción coronan tu preciosa entrada recordatoria de próxima Navidad.
    Un fuerte abrazo , con afecto
    Cristina

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    1. Hola, Cristina A

      Gracias por la música maravillosa.
      Feliz Navidad y Feliz Año Nuevo.

      saludo
      De Japón, ruma ❃

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  14. Thank you for your beautiful post, Ruma. And the merriest Christmas to you.

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  15. Merci pour cette belle page, quel plaisir de voir cette belle église toute simple et de lire tous vos vœux de Paix pour fêter la Nativité.
    Je vous souhaite un très joyeux Noël
    Josette

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  16. Gracias Ruma. Mis mejores deseos en estas fiestas de Navidad y nuevo año.

    ¡Feliz Navidad! ¡Feliz Año 2015!

    Que esté lleno de paz, esperanza, ilusión, salud y mucho amor…


    Un cálido abrazo

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  17. Encontrar la iglesia de San Francisco Javier en el medio de japón es un buen contraste.
    Mis deseos de felicidad en estas fiestas navideñas.
    Un abrazo.

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  18. Beautiful chapel. You've done some great pictures.
    Happy holidays.

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

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  19. Una construcción que rompe con lo habitual por tus tierras.. Que tengas buenas vacaciones.. :)

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  20. Hi Ruma - simplicity is good. Peace at Christmas. B

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  21. Hello Ruma! I always enjoy read your interesting posts, this in particular. I am devotee of St. Francis Xavier. Wonderful photos and music!
    I wish you a peaceful and Merry Christmas!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  22. Boas Festas !!!!
    The pictures are great, the music too !
    Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year !!!
    Hug
    Anna

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  23. Hola Ruma
    Resulta curioso encontrar una iglesia católica en Japón y es muy bonita.
    Precioso tu mensaje sobre la fe y desearte también para tí y los tuyos una FELIZ NAVIDAD.
    Y un gran abrazo

    Hello Ruma
    It is curious to find a Catholic church in Japan and is very pretty.
    Lovely message about faith and wish you well for you and yours a Merry Christmas.
    And a big hug.

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  24. Muy interesante reportaje, me encanta.
    ¡¡Feliz Navidad!!

    Un saludo, Ángel

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  25. Hyvää Joulua Sinne kauniiseen Japanin maahan. Kirkko on upea ja talot kuin sadusta.

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  26. Have nice Christmas time! I wish you and your loved happiness, health and harmony in your beautiful Country.
    Warm greetings,Rita.

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  27. I enjoy your blogreport today. Lovely dear Ruma. Warm greetings, Dietmut

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  28. Dear Ruma,
    Merry Christmas to you and your family !
    and a Happy new Year , ciao

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  29. Ruma, what a delightful post. The Catholics built many of these churches in Latin America between the 1920's and the 50's as well, austere and peaceful as you say. Mary Christmas.

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  30. Lovely photos. Great videos. Merry Christmas, ruma.
    a hug.

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  31. Guardo os pequenos detalhes desse
    ano caminhando a seu lado,
    em minha memória e no meu coração ,
    tens um lugar eterno e especial
    onde guardo nossa amizade.
    Obrigada..Obrigada de todo coração..
    Você é tão especial que deixa marca no coração,
    quando ausente sinto saudades.
    Preciso demais da sua companhia...
    A vida é uma grande escola ,
    onde plantamos e se escolhermos boas sementes,
    certamente vou colher as mais belas flores.
    E fazer dessas flores que dei o nome de amizade,
    as mais belas e perfumadas no jardim da minha
    existência.
    Um abençoado final de semana.
    Um santo Natal para você e sua belíssima família.
    Carinhosamente.
    Evanir.
    Seu Pais também consta na lista da minha humilde postagem.

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  32. Olá amiga, hoje quero agradecer a Deus pelo dom da sua vida, e desejar a você e sua família
    um feliz e santo Natal, cheio de saúde e alegria!!!
    Que seu coração esteja preparado para receber o Menino Deus!!!
    Um grande abraço, Marie.

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  33. Mi querida ruma, ya estoy de vuelta tras muchos meses de no postear.
    Sus fotografías son preciosas.
    Hoy paso a desearle una Santa navidad y mejor año del que ya se está terminando.
    Con ternura le dejo un gran beso.
    Sor.Cecilia

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  34. Beautiful photographs! Have a great weekend!

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

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  35. Ruma Merry Christmas and a great 2015 regards

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  36. So beautiful, Ruma. Merry Christmas to you, my dear friend. :)

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  37. Merry christmas and happy new year!
    beautiful post

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  38. Hyvää Joulua ja Onnellista Utta-Vuotta 2015. Siunausta ja rakkautta koko elämällesi

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  39. São Francisco é o símbolo da pobreza e da humildade humana para com todos.
    Chamado também de irmão sol, irmã lua e irmão lobo porque é o protetor da Natureza.
    Eu amo São Francisco, amo a Natureza e me identifico principalmente com plantas e flores.

    O atual Papa de Roma é franciscano (inspirado e ordenado na congregação de São Francisco que é italiana) mas nascido na Argentina.

    O Natal está chegando... o amor, chamado Jesus, nos pede permissão para entregar toda a paz e felicidade que nos são destinadas.

    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    °。✿⊱。。

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  40. GORGEOUS SHOTS. I wish you a peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year 2015.
    Erika from Italy

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  41. Dear Ruma!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015
    for you and your family.

    May God bless you.


    Best regards from Polish.

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  42. A Natale tutti ritorniamo bambini! Allora ti auguro che la gioia, la pace e l'allegria, possano accompagnarti per tutti i giorni dell'anno. Buon Natale

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  43. Delicado y preciso como son todas los temas que nos ofreces. Interesante en todos los aspectos.

    Te deseo un feliz año 2015 y que la vida te colme de bendiciones. Un abrazo. Franziska

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  44. I happen you to greet and to wish the better thing you for these dates and the year 2015.ç
    That the health accompanies you.
    An embrace. H
    HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
    Ramon

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  45. Hola ruma, se ve bien bonita la iglesia. nunca imaginé que en japón existiesen rastros de la fe católica.
    Que tengas unas muy felices fiestas!
    Cariños

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  46. Hola Ruma!
    Que preciosa iglesia gótica, es un placer como siempre volver a conocer de tu mano, tan bellas e interesantes entradas,

    …....... /)
    …....... /)
    ……... ( , )
    ….….|░░░|
    ……..|░░░|☆ Feliz Navidad _(♥)_
    …..@|░░░|¸.¤“˜.
    .¨˜“¤|░░ഐ¤ª@“˜¨¨
    …¨˜“გª¤.¸::¸.¤ª☆“˜¨¨
    …¤¸*¸.¤ª“˜@¨¨¨*******.

    Saludos y un abrazo :-)

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  47. Excelentes fotografias....
    Votos de Boas Festas....
    Cumprimentos

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  48. Dear Ruma,
    Best wishes for a wonderful and peaceful Christmas!
    May God bless you.

    Gaby

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  49. 迫害を受けても正しきものはやがて芽生え大きな力に育つものですね。平戸の風景,素敵です。お寺の続く坂道を教会の方へ歩いていき、海も眺めてみたい。仏教、神道、キリスト教が共存している今の日本は平和でいいですね。1931年に建てられたこの洋風の教会は異質どころか風景に溶け込んでいますが、1930年築の奈良の協会は地域の景観に溶け込むよう和風建築になったようです。

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  50. Wonderful and peaceful Christmas and Happy New Year, ruma!

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  51. Por dentro se ve espectacular y por fuera me llama la atención que la fachada sea de color verde.

    Hace algunos años leí la biografía de San Francisco Javier y recuerdo sus andanzas por Japón

    Te deseo lo mejor para estas fiestas y una feliz Navidad. También que el nuevo año te traiga todo lo mejo

    Un fuerte abrazo

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  52. Dear Ruma, this is a fantastic post with so many beautiful flowers. Thank you for sharing them and bringing a smile to me. Wishing you a very blessed and Merry Christmas!

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  53. Hola..te mando un abrazo desde Murcia..y que pases una estupenda Navidad....

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  54. FELIZ NATAL!!!
    ✿╯BOAS FESTAS!!!
    ╰✿╮

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  55. Felices fiestas y mis mejores deseos para el próximo año. Saludos.

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  56. Olá amiga...Feliz ano novo!
    Seguimos nossa caminhada na construção de um mundo mais justo, fraterno, humano, harmonioso e de doação.
    Todos somos promotores da Paz...que começa em nossos corações e se estende a tudo que nos rodeia!!!
    Obrigada por fazer parte da minha história de vida!
    UM ABENÇOADO 2015!!!!

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  57. The joy of celebration, the happiness of sharing,
    The beauty of a perfect year -
    Thats what youre wished at New Year and always!
    Have fun!

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  58. Te deseo un Feliz y esplendido 2015.

    ¡Feliz 2015!

    Un abrazo, Ángel

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  59. 明けましておめでとうございます!自分の夢を実現します。すべてのベスト!ポーランド語からよろしく。

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  60. 明けましておめでとうございます
    ハグ

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  61. Con todo cariño un fuerte abrazo y mis mejores deseos de un Año hermoso , pleno de esa belleza que guarda su alma y corazón.
    ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
    Cristina

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  62. Qué bonito todo hasta aquí! Te seguiré visitando, hermosas fotos y algo que de lo que no tenía conocimiento.Me está dando ganas de aprender Japonés... Bella historia y creo que no es tarde para desearte feliz año también. Abrazo

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