We, VISUAL TOKYO donated 50 cloth face masks to "Former Shitsu Aid Center" which is famous for the heritage of hidden Christians in Nagasaki prefecture. We are very happy to receive the warm message and photos from them. Thank you very much for your warm message and pictures.
マスクのご寄贈！— 救助院 (@kyujoin_sr) August 8, 2020
株式会社 ビジュアル東京から素敵なマスクをいただきました！とても爽やか、ご案内で話しても湿気がこもらずありがたいです。欲張って５０枚もいただいてしまいましたが、潜伏キリシタンとド・ロさまにこだわってご案内くださる長崎遊覧バスのガイドさんにもお渡ししました。大喜び‼️ pic.twitter.com/JMhWEArabq
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Donation of masks!
We received wonderful masks from Visual Tokyo Com Co., Ltd. It's very refreshing and comfortable to talk to while showing our guests around, without getting damp. We received 50 of them, and we also gave them to the guides of the Nagasaki sightseeing bus, who specialize in sightseeing bus tours for hidden Christians and Father de Rotz. We are very happy.
About "Former Shitsu Aid Center".
The " Former Shitsu Aid Center" was established in 1883 by a French priest, Father Marco Marie de Roe. He brought various equipments from his homeland in France and supported local people achieve economic independence by creating industries such as cotton weaving, food manufacturing like macaroni and pasta, which were rare at the time. In the way, the "Former Shitsu Aid Center" was a place where the people living in the Sotome area of Nagasaki absorbed various technologies from Europe and worked hard to establish it as an industry.
Today, while carrying on the spirit of Father de Roe, the local people produce and sell special products such as "De Roe Sama Somen" and "De Roe Sama's Blue Tea". In addition, as a symbolic place expressing the history of "hiding Christians", it has been designated as a national cultural asset and attracts tourists from outside the prefecture.