Amakusa island

Amakusa Shirō (天草 四郎, c. 1621? – February 28th, 1638), also known as Amakusa Shirō Tokisada (天草四郎時貞), led the Shimabara Rebellion, an uprising of Japanese Roman Catholics against the Shogunate. They were defeated and Shirō was executed at the age of 17, his head displayed on a pike near Nagasaki. Since the late 20th century, he has been featured in popular culture as a character in numerous manga, anime and video games.