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Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps of Hokkaido Diocese dispatched to disaster area of the 2018 Eastern Iburi, Hokkaido Earthquake

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Japan Sep 23, 2018

“2018 Eastern Iburi, Hokkaido Earthquake” occurred on early September 6, and severe shaking was observed with a magnitude 7 in Atsuma, and a magnitude 6 in two towns of Abira and Mukawa. Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps of Hokkaido Diocese received a request from the local government, and from September 11th to 16th, were dispatched to […]

Nearly 1,000 Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps members from 13 dioceses dispatched to Hiroshima

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Japan Aug 27, 2018

It’s been about one month since the heavy rains in July 2018 that caused extensive damage mainly in western Japan. As previously reported, the Tenrikyo Disaster Countermeasures Committee dispatched the Church Headquarters Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps from August 8 to 19 to Sakamachi, Hiroshima Prefecture and the Minami-ku, Hiroshima City, which was hit by a […]

Daisuke and Nobue Nakayama’s baby girl is named “Masae”

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Japan Aug 24, 2018

Daisuke and Nobue Nakayama’s baby girl, who was born on August 13, 5:38 a.m. at 3536 grams has been named “Masae” (まさえ).

Nobue Nakayama gives birth to a girl

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Japan Aug 15, 2018

On August 13, 5:38 a.m., a girl was born to Daisuke-sama and Nobue-sama. The baby is the couple’s first child. Both the mother and baby are doing well. Congratulations to the new parents!

Disaster relief in Hiroshima

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Japan Aug 15, 2018

“Heavy rain in July 2018” that caused extensive damage from June 28 to July 8, mainly in western Japan. As reported, Tenrikyo Disaster Countermeasure Committee dispatched this unit to both Ehime and Okayama prefectures to support Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps. Prior to this, this unit moved to Hiroshima Prefecture where each branch of the Hiroshima […]

Children’s Pilgrimage in full swing

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Japan Aug 2, 2018

Translation of video narration: Under the new theme, “Gratitude! In joy we are united, to the Home of the Parent,” the 2018 Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba began on July 26. The Home of the Parent is thronging with returning children. Educational and training activities include corridor wiping hinokishin, lectures, and musical instruments practice. Entertainment activities […]

Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba begins

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Japan Jul 29, 2018

Translation of video narration: Sponsored by Tenrikyo Church Headquarters, the Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba began on July 26. The Oyasato Parade is held as the night event, where marching bands, Boys and Girls Hinokishin Corps from each diocese, colorful floats, and character balloons bring joy to watching children. The new Children’s Pilgrimage theme song, Daisuki […]

Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) dispatched to areas affected by July’s heavy rains

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Japan Jul 13, 2018

The DRHC of Okayama Diocese were dispatched to assist in the recovery effort in the aftermath of an explosion at an aluminum factory in Soja City. The DRHC of Aichi, Gifu, Hyogo, Yamaguchi dioceses were also dispatched to affected areas. Source: https://www.tenrikyo.or.jp/yoboku/news/2018/07/12/27908/

Disaster relief in Northern Kyushu

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Japan Jul 13, 2018

Record rains in Fukuoka and Oita prefecture on July 5 caused rivers to overflow and trigger mudslides. As of July 12, 29 people were found dead and 21 missing. The Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps of Fukuoka Diocese were dispatched to Asakura City to assist in the recovery effort and distribute water. Women’s members of Fukuoka […]

Disaster relief in Northern Osaka

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Japan Jul 2, 2018

  In response to the earthquake on June 18 the Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) of Osaka Diocese were dispatched to cover damaged roofs with blue sheets. The Hyogo and Nara Diocese DRHC are scheduled to be dispatched between July 1 and 6.