A news video (in Japanese only) about the Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba has been posted on the Tenrikyo Japanese website. Here is a translation of the narration:
On July 26, after the July Monthly Service, this year’s Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba, hosted by Tenrikyo Church Headquarters, began.
The theme for this year’s Children’s Pilgrimage is “All people are brothers and sisters. Let’s return to the Home of the Parent.” Various activities and attractions have been planned to promote the “Three Promises”: (1) Savor the joy of living, (2) Take good care of things, and (3) Help one another.
The Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba will be held until August 4. Summertime in Jiba will be filled with smiles of children from Japan and all over the world.
The Japanese narration can be read at 立教174年こどもおぢばがえり “子供の祭典”開幕 (7月26日)
Here are other videos on the Children’s Pilgrimage (sorry, no narration and Japanese explanations only):
KOG “Zoom-up 1” Covers:
- Oyasato-yakata lecture
- Pools in five locations
- Curry dining halls
- “Variety 174” (Dance and magic shows)
- “Kodomo yokocho” (Children’s Alley)
KOG “Zoom-up 2” Covers:
- “Achikochi Land”
- “Attack World”
- “Oyasato Theater”
- “Oyasato Children’s Olympics”
Update: Here are a couple of other videos that have been posted since this article was first published (sorry, no time for full translations):
- Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba in full swing (includes footage of musical instruments practice, hinokishin, and measures to prevent/deal with heat stroke such as ice-cold tea stalls, “mist fans,” and first aid stations)
- Oyasato Parade (held after evening service for the duration of the Children’s Pilgrimage)