Amakusa

Amakusa Islands
Amakusa, which means "Heaven's Grass," is a series of islands off the west coast of Kyushu, the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan.wikipedia
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Shimoshima Island, Amakusa

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The largest island of the Amakusa group is Shimoshima, which is 26.5 miles long and 13.5 miles at its widest (26.5 x). It is situated at 32°20'N, 130°E, separated from the rest of Kumamoto Prefecture by the Yatsushiro Sea. The islands are served by Amakusa Airfield, located on the north end of Shimoshima. The ferry boat from Tomioka Port in Reihoku, sailing north to Mogi in Nagasaki Prefecture, is operated by Yasuda Sangyo Kisen Co. Ltd. Two ferries from Shinwa and Ushibuka, in the south of Shimoshima, connect Amakusa to Nagashima in Kagoshima Prefecture.
Shimoshima is the largest island in the Amakusa archipelago.

Kumamoto Prefecture

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The largest island of the Amakusa group is Shimoshima, which is 26.5 miles long and 13.5 miles at its widest (26.5 x). It is situated at 32°20'N, 130°E, separated from the rest of Kumamoto Prefecture by the Yatsushiro Sea. At present, the islands are organized as Amakusa District, Amakusa City, and Kami-amakusa City, all of which are under the administration of Kumamoto Prefecture.
It is bordered by the Ariake inland sea and the Amakusa archipelago to the west, Fukuoka Prefecture and Ōita Prefecture to the north, Miyazaki Prefecture to the east, and Kagoshima Prefecture to the south.

Yatsushiro Sea

The largest island of the Amakusa group is Shimoshima, which is 26.5 miles long and 13.5 miles at its widest (26.5 x). It is situated at 32°20'N, 130°E, separated from the rest of Kumamoto Prefecture by the Yatsushiro Sea.
The Yatsushiro Sea, which is also called the Shiranui Sea, is a shallow semi-enclosed inland sea separating the island of Kyūshū from the Amakusa Islands.

Shimabara Rebellion

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Amakusa, along with the neighboring Shimabara Peninsula, became the site of the Shimabara rebellion in the 17th century, led by Christians.
In the mid-1630s, the peasants of the Shimabara Peninsula and Amakusa, dissatisfied with overtaxation and suffering from the effects of famine, revolted against their lords.

Hirado ware

Amakusa produces a little coal and pottery stone, both being used by the potters of Hirado ware and Satsuma ware.
A crucial development came in 1712, when a potter from the Hirado villages discovered a better source of kaolin on the Amakusa islands off the coast.

Amakusa Airfield

The islands are served by Amakusa Airfield, located on the north end of Shimoshima.
Amakusa Airfield is an airport located 2.3 NM northwest of Amakusa, Kumamoto, Japan, on the Amakusa Islands.

Glover Garden

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Hidenoshin Koyama, who built Thomas Blake Glover's House in Glover Garden, came from this island.
It was built by Hidenoshin Koyama of Amakusa island and completed in 1863.

Amakusa pottery

Amakusa pottery has been recognised by the government.
Amakusa pottery is a type of Japanese pottery traditionally from the Amakusa islands, in Kumamoto Prefecture.

Five Bridges of Amakusa

The islands are connected to the mainland by the Five Bridges of Amakusa and by ferry from Hondo and Matsushima.
Five Bridges of Amakusa are five road bridges at the south tip of Japan, linking the Kyushu mainland (Kumamoto Prefecture) and the Amakusa Islands.

Hakuji

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The retail company Muji brought out its own line of Hakuji home ware, which is produced out of ground translucent Amakusa stones kneaded into clay, using traditional techniques.
The retail company Muji brought out its own line of Hakuji home ware, which is produced out of ground translucent Amakusa stones kneaded into clay, using traditional techniques.

Kagoshima Prefecture

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There are also ferries between the islands and the neighboring prefectures of Kagoshima Prefecture and Nagasaki Prefecture.
Route 389 (Ōmuta–Tamana–Unzen–Minamishimabara–Amakusa-Akune)

Nagashima, Kagoshima

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The ferry boat from Tomioka Port in Reihoku, sailing north to Mogi in Nagasaki Prefecture, is operated by Yasuda Sangyo Kisen Co. Ltd. Two ferries from Shinwa and Ushibuka, in the south of Shimoshima, connect Amakusa to Nagashima in Kagoshima Prefecture.
Nagashima Island, comprising the majority of city area, is located just south of Amakusa and connected to mainland Kyūshū via the Kuronoseto Oohashi bridge.

Kyushu

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Amakusa, which means "Heaven's Grass," is a series of islands off the west coast of Kyushu, the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan.

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Amakusa, which means "Heaven's Grass," is a series of islands off the west coast of Kyushu, the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan.

Terrace (agriculture)

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To cope with the lack of flat arable land, farming is carried out on a terrace system of cultivation.

Tillage

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To cope with the lack of flat arable land, farming is carried out on a terrace system of cultivation.

Kakure Kirishitan

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Following the rebellion, Kakure Kirishitan, the Christians who had survived, continued to practice their faith in secret, despite severe persecution.

Coal

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Amakusa produces a little coal and pottery stone, both being used by the potters of Hirado ware and Satsuma ware.

Pottery

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Amakusa produces a little coal and pottery stone, both being used by the potters of Hirado ware and Satsuma ware.

Satsuma ware

Satsuma
Amakusa produces a little coal and pottery stone, both being used by the potters of Hirado ware and Satsuma ware.

Muji

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The retail company Muji brought out its own line of Hakuji home ware, which is produced out of ground translucent Amakusa stones kneaded into clay, using traditional techniques.

Thomas Blake Glover

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Hidenoshin Koyama, who built Thomas Blake Glover's House in Glover Garden, came from this island.

Amakusa District, Kumamoto

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At present, the islands are organized as Amakusa District, Amakusa City, and Kami-amakusa City, all of which are under the administration of Kumamoto Prefecture.

Amakusa, Kumamoto

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At present, the islands are organized as Amakusa District, Amakusa City, and Kami-amakusa City, all of which are under the administration of Kumamoto Prefecture.

Kami-Amakusa

Kami-amakusa City
At present, the islands are organized as Amakusa District, Amakusa City, and Kami-amakusa City, all of which are under the administration of Kumamoto Prefecture.