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Register for Tenri Forum 2016

Japan, Tenrikyo Links Jun 8, 2016

If you haven’t heard by now, Tenri Forum 2016 will be held in five weeks on July 15 and 16. Although I don’t feel the buzz as strongly as I did for Forum 2006 and the Hawaii Convention in 2011, I look forward to attending the first day. Health issues will prevent me from attending […]

Tenrikyo Colombia Center featured on a Colombian TV show

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Tenrikyo Links May 13, 2013

A Colombian university youth TV program, Tiempo Real de Verdad, recently featured Luis Enrique Duque at the Tenrikyo Colombia Center (in Cali) in a Youtube video. I have heard that Luis Enrique was a Tenrikyo Language Institute graduate and in this show, he explains that he is teaching Japanese at the Colombia Center. Click on the link for the video and a translation!

TR Visited by 112 Countries – Year In Review 2012

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Tenrikyo Links Jan 17, 2013

The Tenrikyo Resource has now completed 2 full years of sharing and informing to Tenrikyo followers online. Now that we have made 2 years, I was able to compare with the first year and show more data. We were able to find lots of information that can help us understand what kind of posts were popular and what we can build on for this year!

Tenrikyo Hawaii Convention 2011 Video on Youtube

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Programs, Tenrikyo Links Dec 5, 2012

The Tenrikyo Hawaii Convention 2011 Youtube video (Japanese) was just published on November 29th, a few days ago. This video features a brief overview of the Convention and its history and featured unique contributors of the convention such as, Rev. Melvin Iwata, Kelly Turner, Kyle Kikuchi, and Kyle Kawasaki.

Prior to the 2011 Convention in Hawaii, there was a Young Men\’s Association Convention in 1974, 37 years ago at which had 1,200 participants. Rev. Iwata, an adviser for the Convention committee and a participant in the 1974 event, had explained that the 2011 Convention was the first time this kind of even was done completely in English and that the preparation and planning were put heavily on the shoulders on the people of Hawaii and collaborated with staff in US Mainland and Japan.

What is Tenrikyo? – Wiki Links

Tenrikyo Links Oct 12, 2012

Have you ever been asked, \”What is Tenrikyo?\” For any follower, I\’m sure it comes up a lot because Tenrikyo is not a very well known religion. I\’m also sure that the next follow up question is \”Is it Shinto or Buddhist?\” and then you would have to stop and really think about it. This page will probably come in handy to share with your friends or acquaintances that will ask this inevitable question when they see your house shrine or your wearing a happi.

Tenrikyo is “the most generous donor by far” for disaster relief in Tohoku (updated)

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Japan, Tenrikyo Links May 8, 2012

The Japan Times Online on May 6 posted a summary of recent articles from weekly newsletters, which included one on Japanese religious organizations’ Tohoku disaster relief efforts. From the online summary: The most generous donor by far, which mustered some 20,000 volunteers over 130 days — approaching the Self-Defense Forces in equipment and speed — […]

Tenri Hondori Website Goes Online

Japan, Tenrikyo Links Mar 24, 2012

While walking in the Tenri Hondori earlier this month, I noticed a banner announcing the launch of a webpage named “Tenri Nigiwai Sanpo,” which loosely translates as “Tenri Lively Stroll” (a lively stroll in Tenri?).

Our first year in review

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Tenrikyo Links Jan 4, 2012

Happy New Year! Wow, what a year it has been! I still remember when I was tinkering with the website around this time last year! Right now, the Tenrikyo Resource (TR) has been up for a little over a year. Here\’s a little history:

Taiwan Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps Dispatched to Tohoku Region

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Japan, Tenrikyo Links Jun 10, 2011

A news video (in Japanese only) has been posted on the Tenrikyo Japanese website. Here is a translation of the narration: Between May 30* and June 3, the Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) in Taiwan, which is the only formally organized corps overseas, was dispatched to areas affected by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. This […]

Disaster Relief Info Via Google Images Search

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Japan, Tenrikyo Links May 24, 2011

A little over a week ago, I did some searching via Google Images with selected key terms. Although I didn’t necessarily really find what I was searching for, I am presenting here a sample of articles and blogs I had stumbled upon in the process. While all the sites below are in Japanese, I felt […]