Stained glass window depicts kind reception of St. Francis Xavier in Japan and the persecution scenes - extremely crues and violent. The figures in the window are only one among many victims of the persecutions. Thousands of Christians were tortured and killed in a very cruel ways - crucified, burned alive, stabbed.
Upper window depicts "daimyo" - Sorin Otomo the feudal ruler of Japan, who kindly invited St.Francis and together with his subordinates received baptism.
Middle window depicts the crucifixion of 26 christian in Nagasaki in 1627
Lower window depicts the martyrs: in the foreground there is kneeling Doctor Migeru and Nicolas Keyan from Nagasaki (1633). On the left Hayato Diogo Kagayama with the family (the martyrs from Kokura, 1619). On the right side, in the backround Adrian Mondo's wife from Arima put to the test "fumi-e" (1613)
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 / Middle Window - Immaculate Mother and the martyrdom of Christians,