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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), […]

Third Shinbashira Zenye Nakayama passes away for rebirth

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Jul 2, 2014

On the morning of June 25, I was informed the third and former Shinbashira Zenye Nakayama passed away for rebirth the previous evening. He was 81 years old. The Tenri jiho weekly newspaper (June 29 edition) reported the time of his passing at 7:55 p.m. on June 24. I heard he passed away peacefully without any previous hint that his physical condition was critical.

Oyasama 130th Anniversary Song Scores & Music

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Nov 6, 2013

The Tenrikyo Europe Center has released the piano scores and lyrics to for the new Oyasama 130th Anniversary song. As we come to a close to the end of the first year of the 3-years, one thousand days, there is still much more time to go before the 130th Anniversary of Oyasama. Hopefully, this song […]

Women’s Association 95th Convention 2013

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters May 8, 2013

On April 19, the 95th Tenrikyo Women’s Association Convention was held in the Inner Courtyard of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira Zenji Nakayama presiding. Roughly 42,000 association members across Japan and overseas came to Oyasato, the Parental Home to attend the event.

Tenrikyo Hinokishin Day 2013

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters May 6, 2013

On April 29, Tenrikyo Hinokishin Day was held throughout Japan and across the globe under the slogan “Season of Salvation. Now let’s do hinokishin!”

The day was blessed with fine weather as Church Headquarters staff, students of Tenrikyo schools and Shuyoka participated. Roughly 4,000 participants in Oyasato split into 52 areas throughout Tenri city to engage in hinokishin activities such as weeding and cleaning.