|Our Lady of Nagasaki|
The Japanese Trappist Kaemon Noguchi, who returned to Nagasaki after his demobilization, looked through the ruins of the Cathedral to inventory it and account for its property. There on he found a half burned head of the statue of the Immaculata, which had stood above the high altar. The statue was hewn in Italy according to the painting of the Immaculata de Murillo.
|Cathedral Church Before the War|
As Noguchi returned to his cloister in northern Japan, he took the head with him and kept it at him till the middle of the 70s. First thereafter he brought the finds back to Nagasaki, where he redisplayed in the side chapel of the rebuilt cathedral and it is venerated by the Japanese Catholics as a reliquary. Here is further information.
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