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Amakusa Islands

(ämäko͞o`sä), archipelago, c.340 sq mi (880 sq km), Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures, in the East China Sea, off W Kyushu, Japan. There are about 70 islands in the group. Shimo, the largest island, is the site of Hondo, which is the chief town. The interior of the islands is rugged; the coastal lowlands are fertile. Timber, oranges, fish, porcelain, and pearls are the principal products. Amakusa clansmen made the islands a major center of Christianity in the 16th cent. Villages and historical relics of this period are found in Unzen-Amakusa National Park.
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Sick and tired of religious oppression, the peasants of Arima and Amakusa took up arms in December 1637 in what has been called the Shimabara Rebellion, led by an unlikely hero, a pious, charismatic 16-year-old named Amakusa Shiro.
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Christianity has deep historical roots in Nagasaki and in the adjacent region of western Kyushu, including the Amakusa Peninsula, the Goto Archipelago, Hirado Island, and Shimabara Peninsula.
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