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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.

Regarding the knot on the evening of July 26

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Jul 31, 2017

At around 18:20 on July 26, we were shown the knot of a trespasser entering the Inner Sanctuary and knocking over the upper sections of the Kanrodai. The evening service was held as scheduled that evening. After evening service, an emergency meeting of Honbu-in (executive officers of Church Headquarters) was held. The Shinbashira spoke at […]

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 […]