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Leilehua High School band safe in Oyasato

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Tenrikyo Links Mar 20, 2011

Despite the current situation in Japan, the Leilehua High School (LHS) band had followed through with their long-prepared 2-week plans to participate in a cultural exchange with the Kyoko High School in Nara, Tenri City. They also planned to go on a tour in Tokyo, but it was canceled for safety reasons.

Disaster Relief Corps Distribute Water in Sendai City

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Japan, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Mar 19, 2011

The latest news from the Japanese Tenrikyo website:

The Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps has sent their first unit, composed of Niigata Diocese Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps members, to the disaster zone. The unit distributed water in areas without running water in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture.

The unit is scheduled to stay between March 18 and 21.

Tenrikyo Church HQ Official Donation Announcement

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Japan, Tenrikyo Links Mar 19, 2011

The Tenrikyo Church Headquarters had just announced in English means of which donations can be accepted for funding their two initiatives in helping the victims of the Great Tohoku Earthquake and tsunami and their efforts in disaster relief. Their announcement can only be found through their RSS feed at the moment.

How to pray for the crisis in Japan

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Japan, Tenrikyology Mar 17, 2011

Last week, the Tenrikyo Church Headquarters had announced to perform a three-day prayer service or onegai-zutome, for the recent earthquake that triggered a tsunami and put Japan in crisis. In same suit, other Tenrikyo churches have also announced to perform a three-day prayer service as well. More than ever, Japan could use all they help they can get.

I would like to explain how you can help through the Tenrikyo prayer service (onegai-zutome).

More Tenrikyo Disaster-Related News

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Japan, Tenrikyo Links Mar 17, 2011

Offering a summary of Tenrikyo news articles in translation concerning the recent earthquakes and tsunamis: In response to the Great Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters has set up the Great Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake Tenrikyo Disaster Relief Task Force. It will be headed by (Director-in-Chief of Administrative Affairs) Yoshitaro Ueda. The task force will hereby coordinate a […]

Prayer Service at Church Headquarters (March 12–14)

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Japan, Tenrikyo Links Mar 17, 2011

The day after the Great Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake on March 11, a special prayer service (onegai-zutome) was conducted at the Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters. The Shinbashira*, Zenji Nakayama, led the prayer service on wooden clappers while the former Shinbashira Zenye Nakayama sat in front of the kazutori (counter).

Gary Sakai in Arakitoryo magazine

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Faith Experience Mar 13, 2011

The following is a faith experience essay by Gary Sakai. He graciously allowed us to publish it on TR. A portion of this article was translated into Japanese and appeared in issue no. 240 of the quarterly magazine Arakitroyo (published August 26, 2010; pp. 136-138).

Japan 2011 Earthquake

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Japan, Tenrikyo Links Mar 12, 2011

I was shocked and saddened like everyone else about the earthquakes and tsunamis that hit northeastern Japan yesterday. Although images from the affected areas are starting to come in, I am sure we won’t know the full extent of the damage until later. Information from Aomori and Iwate is especially hard to come by at […]

Newsletter Update for March 2011

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Tenrikyo Links Mar 7, 2011

The Tenrikyo New York Center\’s monthly newsletter has been released on to the web for the month of December 2011.

Tenrikyo Newsletter January and February 2011

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Tenrikyo Links Mar 6, 2011

The Tenrikyo newsletter for the months of January and February 2011 have been published on Tenrikyo Online.