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Students Training Course: College Division held

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Japan, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Mar 11, 2019

Between March 3 and 9, the College Division of the Students Training Course was held at Church Headquarters. A total of 488 students participated in the course, which was held under the slogan “Let us feel and express the Joyous Life.”

2019 Spring Grand Service held

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Japan, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Feb 1, 2019

On January 26, the 2019 Spring Grand Service was held at Tenrikyo Church Headquarters. Many Yoboku and other followers returned to attend the Service. After the reading of the service prayer, the Kagura Service and Teodori were performed. Despite the cold weather followers joyously sang to the Mikagura-uta. After the Service, the sermon was delivered […]

2019 Sechi Festival held

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Japan, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Jan 9, 2019

On January 4, the annual kagami-biraki (cutting of mirror-shaped rice cakes) was held at Church Headquarters. Over 1,000 Church Headquarters staff and Shuyoka students cut mochi, rice cakes that were offered by churches across Japan into large, medium, and smaller easy-to-eat sizes. The next day, the 5th, the annual Sechi Festival was held until the 7th. Returnees […]

Tenrikyo Young Men’s Association celebrates 100 years

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Oct 31, 2018

The Tenrikyo Young Men’s Association (TYMA) held its 100th anniversary convention on October 28 in the Inner Courtyard of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters. The association that promotes young men as Arakitoryo, pioneers of the path, was founded in 1918. President Daisuke Nakayama took the podium and spoke on the mission of TYMA members from three perspectives: […]

2018 Autumn Grand Service conducted

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Oct 29, 2018

The 2018 Autumn Grand Service was conducted at Tenrikyo Church Headquarters on October 26. The Grand Service is conducted in commemoration of the founding of the teaching and followers from all over Japan and overseas returned to attend. After the reading of the service prayer, the Kagura Service and Teodori, Dance with Hand Movements, were […]

Daisuke-sama weds Nobue Kamikawa

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Sep 4, 2017

Successor Designate Daisuke Nakayama wed Nobue Kamikawa at the Main Sanctuary on September 1. They exchanged nuptial cups of sake in front of the everliving Oyasama.  A large number of Yoboku and other followers descended on the Parental Home to celebrate their marriage. The couple waved as onlookers shouted out words of congratulations. A wedding […]

First session of Seminar for Successors held

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Sep 1, 2017

The first session of the Seminar for Successors was held in the Parental Home between August 28 and 30. The Seminar is geared toward successors of the path between age 20 and 40. Participants learn how to live based on the teachings and deepen their faith through the Seminar program. The Seminar’s theme is implementing […]

High School Division of Students Training Course

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Aug 18, 2017

The High School Division of Students Training Course was held in Jiba between August 9 and 15. Divided by grade, the training course offers lectures in the basic teachings, hinokishin, Service dance and musical instruments practice. Students also visited historical sites such as the birthplace of Oyasama and held an indoor athletic meet. Participants took […]

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, 6:30 p.m.; evening service will be held from 5:30 p.m., an hour and a half earlier than usual *This will be followed by […]

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.