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Disaster Relief in Iwate Prefecture, continued

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Japan Oct 16, 2016

Between October 2 and 9, the Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) were dispatched to Iwaiizumi-cho, Iwate. The area was affected by Typhoon Lionrock. Massive flooding caused 19 deaths and damage to some 700 homes. Upon receiving a request from Iwaiizumi-cho’s Social Welfare Council, staff from DRHC Headquarters, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, and Aomori dioceses were dispatched […]

Boys and Girls Association 50th anniversary gathering held

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Japan Oct 3, 2016

On September 25, a Boys and Girls Association 50th anniversary gathering was held in the East Worship Hall of the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira, Mrs. Harue Nakayama and Mr. Daisuke Nakayama in attendance. In addition to Director-in-Chiefs of Administrative Affairs and Religious Affairs, members of BGA Headquarters, and chapter chairs assembled for a total […]

Tenrikyo participates in 30th International Meeting of Prayer for Peace in Assisi

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Events Sep 28, 2016

The 2016 International Meeting of Prayer for Peace in Assisi was held between September 18 and 20 with the theme “Thirst for Peace” where representatives of major religions participated. The Tenrikyo contingent consisted of six people, including Director-in-Chief of Administrative Affairs Zensuke Nakata, Tenri University vice president Ikuo Higashibaba, Europe Centre Head Yoshihisa Hasegawa, and […]

Celebration ceremony held for Olympic and Paralympic athletes

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Japan Sep 21, 2016

On September 19, a celebration ceremony was held for gold medalist Shohei Ono and bronze medalist Kento Masaki in Dining Hall No. 2. About 900 people were in attendance. The Shinbashira gave his congratulations to both athletes. Both Ono and Masaki received awards from Tenri City and offered words of appreciation.

Congo Brazzaville celebrates 50th anniversary

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Events Sep 21, 2016

Congo Brazzaville Church celebrated its 50th anniversary on September 10. The Shinbashira was in attendance and gave an address. On September 11, the founding ceremony of the church’s chapters of the Young Men’s Association and Women’s Association was held.

Disaster relief in Iwate Prefecture

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Japan Sep 19, 2016

Between September 5 and 9, the Tenrikyo Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps of Iwate Diocese was dispatched to Miyako City, an area affected by Typhoon Lionrock. Making a rare landfall from the Pacific Coast, Typhoon Lionrock caused rivers and waterways to flood. Cor.ps members were entrusted with clearing away mud. A total of 159 members were […]

High School Division of Students Training Course held

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Japan Aug 14, 2016

The High School Division of Students Training Course began in Jiba on August 9. Divided by grade, the training course offers lectures in the basic teachings, hinokishin, Service dance and musical instruments practice. Also included was the crossing of Jusan Pass, in which students spent valuable time cheering each other on while walking in the […]

Shohei Ono captures gold at Rio Olympics

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Japan Aug 12, 2016

Tenri University and Tenri City hosted a “public viewing” to cheer on Shohei Ono, graduate student at Tenri University and Olympian at Rio de Janeiro judo 73 kg weight division. Tenri citizens and university students gathered for the event. The hall erupted in cheers when Ono collected his ippon win for the gold.

International Hinokishin Corps held

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Japan Jul 31, 2016

The 9th International Hinokishin Corps was held between July 18 and 24. Participants came from 14 countries and regions including the US mainland, Hawaii, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, France, United Kingdom, Taiwan, South Korea, Nepal, Thailand and the Philippines. The largest number ever participated, with 283 participants. Held every three years, as a special […]

Children’s Pilgrimage begins

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Japan Jul 31, 2016

The Children’s Pilgrimage, sponsored by Tenrikyo Church Headquarters, began on July 26. The sites are filled with activities and events designed to foster an attitude of gratitude and mutual help. Children’s smiles could be seen on each day of the festivities. Tea tents and mist fans were set up as countermeasures against heatstroke. The Oyasato Parade […]