Stained glass in middle choir window
The window depicts Immaculate Mother Mary wearing a traditional japanese dress and the persecution of Christians. The rays coming down from her hands extends over the Japan, intertwines the land and crucifixion scenes. The scenery created using multiple stained glass techniques recalls japanese landscape: mountains, sea, fields, clouds. The second window depicts Virgin Mary with the martyrs crucified on the Yashiko hills. Mary is showing Baby Jesus to the dying martyrs. Over the fields there is a Mount Fuji in the soft clouds.
Double windows in the second row from the bottom depict a martyrdom:
- left panel: Priest Kibe Peter Kazui, crucified upside down in Tokyo (Edo) in 1638
- right panel: Takura Hashimoto with the kids and the wife of one of the first japanese christians Tabei Joan Hashimoto, Kioto 1619.
Double windows in the botttom row depicts saintly women:
- left panel: Happy Isabella with her son Ignatius
- right panel: Galasia Hosokawa
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Window 1 - We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty
Window 2 - We believe God, maker of heaven and earth, and of all that is, seen and unseen.
Window 3 - We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
Window 4 - Second person of the Trinity,
Window 5 - We believe in Jesus Christ,
Window 6 - We believe in Jesus Christ, born of the Virgin Mary,
Window 7 - He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Window 8 - He descended into hell, on the third day he rose again,
Window 9 - He ascended into heaven,
Window 10 - We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
Window 11 - I believe in the holy catholic Church,
Window 12 - I believe in the forgiveness of sins,
Window 13 - I believe in the resurrection of the body,
Window 14 - I believe in the life everlasting. Amen.,
Gallery / Left Window - Martyrs of Japan,
Gallery / Right Window - The Martyrdom of Christians in Japan,