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26 Saints Pilgrimage route on January 27 in 1597


There were 24 martyrs when they started Kyoto, but two more martyrs were added in

Shimonoseki, then became 26 martyrs in total.


The route of this day was from Karato in Shimonoseki to Kokura in Kitakyushu.

Rode on the boat at Karato, and transfer to Dairi in Kitakyushu



   Kanmon Strait


They landed at Dairi and walked 6 km along the coastline of Kanmon Strait to Kokura,

where was the place to stay.


It is said that they stayed around Kokura Castle.


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