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TCI Now Offers ESL Lessons for Adults by Michael Yuge

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Programs Nov 30, 2011

Tenri Cultural Institute (TCI) started teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) because we have been looking for ways to expand our programs. Up until now, our Japanese language classes for adults have been our most popular program averaging about 100 students a session. However, over the years, we have seen a slow decline in the amount of students taking our classes. (Currently there are about 70 adult students.) Several years ago, we started Japanese classes for children and that has become quite popular. We now have more children than adults taking Japanese classes.

Art Hinokishin Day by Day by Rev. Kuniharu Shimizu

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Faith Experience Nov 29, 2011

This morning again I uploaded a haiga (artwork inspired by haiku poem) on my blog. This has become my daily habit since about two years ago. My blog is about haiku, haiga, and haibun (prose with haiku). I write my own haiku poems and make haiga for them. But, mostly I make haiga for someone else’s haiku, for those written by haijin (haiku poets) throughout the world. And I call this endeavor \”art Hinokishin.\”

What does a Tenrikyo Church look like around the world?

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User Participation Nov 21, 2011

As a Tenrikyo follower from Hawaii, I am not sure how each structure around the world where the daily and monthly services are performed looks like. That\’s because I don\’t even know what every church in Hawaii looks like.

I also wonder what kind of structure comes to mind when people hear the name \”Tenrikyo.\” I can only imagine most non-followers may be even more confused than me when it comes what the average Tenrikyo church is supposed to look like.

Doysuha Videos: Recent Exhibitions at Tenri Central Library and Tenri Sankokan

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Japan Nov 8, 2011

Two news videos (in Japanese only) about recent exhibitions at institutions affiliated Tenri University were posted the other day. Here are translations of the narration from the videos: