Shinbashira Zenji Nakayama, his wife Harue and Shinbashira successor-designate Daisuke Nakayama visited Mexico recently to attend the 30th anniversary of Centro Misionero Tenrikyo de Mexico (mission center). They also attended the Women’s Association and Young Men’s Association convention (general meeting) held the previous day and visited three churches/fellowships in the region.
Translation of the video narration:
On May 17, Centro Misionero Tenrikyo de Mexico in Mexico City conducted the service commemorating the 30th anniversary of their founding, welcoming the Shinbashira Zenji Nakayama, his wife Harue, and of the Young Men’s Association President Daisuke Nakayama. Approxinately 380 followers attended.
At the commemorative service, after the reading of the service prayer by Minister Wakio Watanabe, the Shinbashira gave an address on the role of a mission center and the type of mind-frame one should have during a seasonable period.
This was followed by a joyous performance of the seated service and service dance (teodori). Followers sang the Mikagura-uta together with joy.
After the service, a commemorative reception was held under a tent specially installed for the occasion. There was a fife and drum band performance, folk dance performance, and others as the venue overflowed with the followers’ joy of having welcomed their 30th anniversary.
The path in Mexico is said to have begun when a Yoboku emigrated there from Japan in 1922. Since the establishment of the mission center in 1985, followers have made the mission center a spiritual hub as well as a place from where they could further dedicate their efforts toward sprinkling the fragrance and engaging in salvation work.
It’s been a long time since anything was posted on Tenrikyo Resource. Hopefully we can get back into the swing of things here starting with this post.