Blessed Iustus Takayama Ukon

Blessed Iustus Takayama UkonAlso known as

  • Hikogoro Shigetomo
  • Takayama Ukon

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Married, layman, Christian samurai in 16th-century Japan. When Hideyoshi banned Christianity in Japan, Takayama refused to give up his faith, lost all his lands, assets, rank and power, and was exiled in 1614 when all Christians were ordered deported. Takayama chose his faith over his career, his position and his wealth. Martyr.

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Beatified

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  • “Blessed Iustus Takayama Ukon“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 January 2017. Web. 21 January 2017. <>