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Ceremony to reinstall the Kanrodai

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Aug 4, 2017

In response to the knot on the evening of July 26, a Ceremony to reinstall the Kanrodai will be held. “Commencement of Activities Ceremony” August 8, 9:00 a.m. Ceremony to reinstall the Kanrodai August 24, after evening service *This will be followed by a thanksgiving service

2017 Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba begins

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Jul 31, 2017

On July 26, the Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba, sponsored by Church Headquarters, began. At least 30 attractions are available, including pools, Ninja Village, and musicals. This year’s theme is “Spreading smiles. Mutual help.” Over 20,000 children are expected to return during the Children’s Pilgrimage, which is scheduled to run until August 4.

Regarding the knot on the evening of July 26

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Jul 31, 2017

At around 18:20 on July 26, we were shown the knot of a trespasser entering the Inner Sanctuary and knocking over the upper sections of the Kanrodai. The evening service was held as scheduled that evening. After evening service, an emergency meeting of Honbu-in (executive officers of Church Headquarters) was held. The Shinbashira spoke at […]

Disaster relief in northern Kyushu

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Uncategorized Jul 19, 2017

Record rains in northern Kyushu left 29 dead and 21 missing and much damage in its wake. On July 11, the Fukuoka Diocese Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) were dispatched to Asakura City. On top of clearing debris from homes and a preschool, DRHC members distributed water to 1,600 homes cut off from the water […]

Tenrikyo Oceania Centre celebrates 20th anniversary

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Uncategorized Jul 19, 2017

On July 9, Tenrikyo Oceania Centre held a service commemorating its 20th anniversary. The Shinbashira, his wife Harue, and Successor Designate Daisuke Nakayama attended the service. Brisbane, where the centre is located, is one of Australia’s three biggest cities. It is warm all year round and is filled with tourists. The Shinbashira then shared his […]

Tenri schools perform at grand opening of Tenri Plaza in front of train station

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Japan Apr 26, 2017

On April 23, the opening ceremony for Tenri Plaza in front of the train station took place. Named Tenri Plaza CoFuFun, the plaza has stores and a extensive playground. Tenri school clubs such as Tenri University Gagaku Society and Tenri Kyoko Gakuen High School’s Violet Impluse performed at the opening ceremony. Also, Tenrikyo Doyusha set […]

2017 Oyasama Birth Celebration Service held

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Apr 24, 2017

On April 18, Oyasama’s 219th birthday was celebrated. Many followers returned to the Parental Home for the event. The Shinbashira served as chief officiant for Oyasama Birth Celebration Service. After the reading of the service prayer, the Kagura (masked dance) and Teodori (dance with hand movements) were performed. Followers sang the Mikagura-uta with joy in […]

Participation in Kumamoto “prayer for recovery”

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Japan Apr 24, 2017

Followers from Kumamoto Grand Church participate in a “prayer for recovery” event a year after the 2016 Kumamoto quake. Followers made soup and roll sandwiches.

Students Association Pilgrimage to Jiba held

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Apr 1, 2017

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 […]

High School Graduates Division of Students Training Course held

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Mar 20, 2017

  The High School Graduates Division of the Students Training Course, sponsored by Tenrikyo Church Headquarters, was held between March 10 and 12. The course, in its third year of existence, assembled about 350 students. Participants deepened friendships with their peers through group work, listening to lectures, and engaging in hinokishin together.