Gallery / Middle Window - Immaculate Mother and the martyrdom of Christians

19 November 2015

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
 
To view the details click on the desired part of the picture please. Big picture of stained glass panel together with description of the theological content will be displayed.
 

or go directly to the rest of the stained glass windows:

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,

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