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Hinokishin Day held

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On April 29, the annual Hinokishin Day was held throughout Japan and abroad. In Oyasato, 4,000 Tenrikyo Church Headquarters staff, students, Shuyoka students and others broke up into 51 groups and cleaned areas throughout Tenri City. Participants built up a sweat of spiritedness and gratitude on the first event of its kind involving the entire congregation in this year of the 130th Anniversary of Oyasama.

Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps in Kumamoto

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On April 19, 4:30 p.m., Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) Headquarters dispatched a team to Kumamoto. Director of Administrative Affairs Rev. Zensuke Nakata gave an address at the departure ceremony. The dispatched staff is scheduled to join local diocese DRHC.

Kumamoto earthquake recorded magnitude 7 on two occasions and damaged 10,000 homes. The DRHC were dispatched to Mashikimachi between April 20 and 24. A total of 416 DRHC members helped clear debris. A second group is scheduled to be dispatched on April 28.

Tenri Judoka Shohei Ono punches ticket to Rio de Janeiro Olympics

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(Simple translation of video narrative)

On April 3, “All-Japan Judo Invitational Tournament” was held at Fukuoka International Center. Shohei Ono, an athlete and graduate student at Tenri University, participated.

Ono entered the 73-kg weight division. The tournament also determined spots in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Ono easily made his way through the first and second rounds. In the final round Ono went up against London Olympics silver medalist Riki Nakaya. Ono pressed ahead and won by judge’s decision.

After the tournament, Ono was selected as a representative to Rio de Janeiro Olympics to be held in August, where he stated he would like to display Tenri Judo.

130th Anniversary of Oyasama TSA Pilgrimage to Jiba held

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Again, a hasty translation of the accompanying video:

On March 28, high school and college-aged students connected to the faith returned to Jiba to attend the 130th Anniversary of Oyasama Tenrikyo Student Association Pilgrimage to Jiba, which was held in the Inner Courtyard of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters.

The slogan of this year’s event was “Yoboku who will lead in the next generation.” The event attracted 9,266 attendees, the most ever.

The Shinbashira Zenji Nakayama gave an address in which he spoke of how TSA members ought to be and of his hope those attending will grow up to be able to judge matters based on the Tenrikyo faith.

The event ended with the singing of the “image song” Kibo no hana (Flower of hope). The students’ joyful singing resounded in the Inner Courtyard.

130th Anniversary of Oyasama held

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Flood relief efforts in Ibaraki Prefecture, second round

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Uploading more disaster relief news, with a video and hasty translation of the narrative:

The Tenrikyo Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) from Ibaraki Diocese were dispatched between October 29 and November 3 to areas inundated by the Kinugawa River after heavy rains struck the Kanto region. Read the rest of this entry »

Tenri Sankokan exhibition in Tokyo and Tenri Central Library exhibition on Yosa Buson

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Ancient Orient Museum in Tokyo (Photo source: http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/onodera1203/33676365.html)

Ancient Orient Museum in Tokyo (Photo source: http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/onodera1203/33676365.html)

Presenting information and related videos on ongoing exhibits from Tenri Sankokan and Tenri Central Library.

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Tenrikyo Church HQ info, October 2015

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Inside the Main Sanctuary (Photo source: http://www.fotolog.com/ericainjapan/8237739/)

Inside the Main Sanctuary (Photo source: http://www.fotolog.com/ericainjapan/8237739/)

Presenting some general information for followers returning for October’s Autumn Grand Service.

Ceremony to Replace the Kanrodai

Image of the Kanrodai (Source: http://tenri.org/nycenter/jp/index.php?page=teaching2.htm)

Image of the Kanrodai (Source: http://tenri.org/nycenter/jp/index.php?page=teaching2.htm)

The model Kanrodai is scheduled to be replaced this coming October 24. A “Commencement of Activities Ceremony” will be held on October 9. The Kanrodai was previously replaced in July 2000.

  • Commencement of Activities Ceremony: October 9 (Fri), 9:00 a.m.
  • Ceremony to Replace the Kanrodai: October 24 (Sat), 5:30 p.m.

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Tenrikyo Europe News

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Tenrikyo Europe Centre Photo source: http://www.excite.co.jp/News/bit/E1432901583704.html

TYMA Europe 30th Anniversary

The Europe Chapter of the Tenrikyo Young Men’s Association (TYMA) celebrated its 30th anniversary with a commemoration convention held on September 12 at Tenrikyo Europe Centre. A total of 91 people from across Europe gathered for the event, which was also attended by TYMA President Daisuke Nakayama.   Read the rest of this entry »

Flood relief efforts in Ibaraki Prefecture

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In September, rains from Typhoon No. 18 (Severe Tropical Storm Etau) caused flooding in Joso City, Ibaraki Prefecture. Members of the Tenrikyo Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps were recently dispatched to help with recovery efforts.

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