The Students Association Pilgrimage to Jiba for Tenrikyo 180 was held on March 28 in the Inner Courtyard of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters. Students from across the country flocked to Oyasato, the Parental Home.
The Shinbashira spoke of the importance of learning the teachings and expressed his hope that students will grow up into fine members of the path in the future by repeatedly setting their minds at each development in their lives. This was followed by student representatives sharing their faith experiences and a declaration of resolve. Students pledged to grow up into Yoboku who will carry the faith into the next generation and closed the event with the singing of Kibo no hana (flower of hope).