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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 […]

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.

College Division of Students Training Course being held

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Mar 8, 2017

The College Division of the Students Training Course, sponsored by Tenrikyo Church Headquarters, began on March 3. The course allows college students across Japan to deepen their bonds of friendship and their faith. In addition to hinokishin activities, service dance practices, and musical instruments practice, students select lectures they would like to attend such as those […]

Tenrikyo 180 Spring Grand Service held

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Jan 28, 2017

Tenrikyo 180 Spring Grand Service, which commemorates Miki Nakayama’s withdrawal from physical life on lunar 1/26/1887, was conducted on January 26. After the Shinbashira’s reading of the service prayer, the Kagura Service and Teodori was conducted as followers sang along to the Mikagura-uta. Taking the podium to give the sermon, the Shinbashira called for all […]

Hinokishin Day held

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Events, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters May 2, 2016

On April 29, the annual Hinokishin Day was held throughout Japan and abroad. In Oyasato, 4,000 Tenrikyo Church Headquarters staff, students, Shuyoka students and others broke up into 51 groups and cleaned areas throughout Tenri City. Participants built up a sweat of spiritedness and gratitude on the first event of its kind involving the entire congregation […]

Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps in Kumamoto

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Japan, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Apr 26, 2016

On April 19, 4:30 p.m., Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) Headquarters dispatched a team to Kumamoto. Director of Administrative Affairs Rev. Zensuke Nakata gave an address at the departure ceremony. The dispatched staff is scheduled to join local diocese DRHC. Kumamoto earthquake recorded magnitude 7 on two occasions and damaged 10,000 homes. The DRHC were […]

130th Anniversary of Oyasama TSA Pilgrimage to Jiba held

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Events, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Mar 30, 2016

Again, a hasty translation of the accompanying video: On March 28, high school and college-aged students connected to the faith returned to Jiba to attend the 130th Anniversary of Oyasama Tenrikyo Student Association Pilgrimage to Jiba, which was held in the Inner Courtyard of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters. The slogan of this year’s event was “Yoboku who […]

130th Anniversary of Oyasama held

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Feb 12, 2016

The 130th Anniversary of Oyasama was held.

Tenrikyo Church HQ info, October 2015

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Oct 4, 2015

Presenting some general information for followers returning for October’s Autumn Grand Service. Ceremony to Replace the Kanrodai The model Kanrodai is scheduled to be replaced this coming October 24. A “Commencement of Activities Ceremony” will be held on October 9. The Kanrodai was previously replaced in July 2000. Commencement of Activities Ceremony: October 9 (Fri), […]