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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.

Oyasama Birth Celebration Service 2013 video

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters May 6, 2013

Apologies for the delay in this translation. Hopefully, we will be able to put up more Doyusha video narration translations on a regular basis soon. Oyasama Birth Celebration video On April 18, the Oyasama Birth Celebration Service honoring the birthday of Tenrikyo Founder Miki Nakayama was held in the Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters […]

Daisuke Nakata Adopted as Nakayama Family Heir

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Apr 18, 2013

On April 4, there was a ceremony in the Foundress’ Sanctuary marking Zenji and Harue Nakayama’s adoption of their nephew Daisuke Nakata as their heir.

Doysuha Videos: 2011 Autumn Grand Service and Young Men’s Association Convention

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Japan, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Oct 29, 2011

Two news videos (in Japanese only) on two annual Tenrikyo events have been posted recently. Here are translations of the narration from the videos:

Disaster Relief Donations Update

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Jun 20, 2011

Rev. Hiroaki Yamazawa, Director-in-Chief of Religious Affairs of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters, visited Fukushima, Iwate, and Miyagi prefectures between June 7 and 10. He also delivered monetary donations of 10 million yen each (equivalent to US $124,038.68) to the three prefectural governments on behalf of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters’ Post-Disaster Recovery Committee. As of June 14, two […]

Oyasama’s 213th Birthday Celebrated in Jiba

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Japan, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Apr 18, 2011

Oyasama\’s 213th birthday was celebrated at Tenrikyo Church Headquarters today. Happy Birthday, Oyasama!

Tenrikyo to Accept 3,000 Displaced By Recent Disaster

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Japan, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Mar 24, 2011

Tenrikyo-Related Facilities to Accept Up to 3,000 People Displaced by the Great Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake Until the End of September According to the situation as grasped by the National Police Agency, the number of evacuees from Fukushima, Miyagi, and other prefectures that have been greatly impacted continue to increase. Numerous evacuees currently find themselves having no […]