(9 Mar 2022) Thousands of ancient parchments recounting the persecution against Christians between the 17th and 19th centuries have been restored and digitized with the collaboration of Japanese cultural institutions.
A Vatican Library collection containing 14,000 ancient documents on the history of the persecution of Christians in Japan during the Edo period has been fully digitized and made available to historians, thanks to intense collaboration between the Holy See and several important Japanese cultural institutions.
The conclusion of the restoration and cataloging of the “Marega documents” – one of the most important archival collections kept outside Japan on the history of the Land of the Rising Sun between the 17th and 19th centuries – was presented this March 1st during a press conference at the Vatican.
The story in full is here.
Interview of key persons behind the effort can be found here.
To access the database here.