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Tenri High School advances to final four of national tournament

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Japan Aug 21, 2017

Tenri High School advanced to the final four of the 99th National Baseball Tournament held at Koshien Stadium with a 13-9 victory over Meiho High School (Oita) yesterday. It will be Tenri’s third final four appearance, the first in 27 years. Tomorrow, Tenri will be facing powerhouse Koryo High School (Hiroshima) in the semifinal. 甲子園 […]

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 […]

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.

Disaster Relief in Tottori Prefecture

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Japan Nov 11, 2016

11,000 homes were damaged in the “Central Tottori Prefecture Earthquake” on October 21. On October 23 and 24, the Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps of Tottori Diocese was dispatched to affected areas. They took part in the recovery effort after receiving a request from Kurayoshi Social Welfare Council and responded to residents’ needs through a disaster […]

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 […]

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.

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.