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High School Graduates Division of Students Training Course held

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Mar 20, 2017

  The High School Graduates Division of the Students Training Course, sponsored by Tenrikyo Church Headquarters, was held between March 10 and 12. The course, in its third year of existence, assembled about 350 students. Participants deepened friendships with their peers through group work, listening to lectures, and engaging in hinokishin together.

College Division of Students Training Course being held

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Mar 8, 2017

The College Division of the Students Training Course, sponsored by Tenrikyo Church Headquarters, began on March 3. The course allows college students across Japan to deepen their bonds of friendship and their faith. In addition to hinokishin activities, service dance practices, and musical instruments practice, students select lectures they would like to attend such as those […]

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 […]

Disaster Relief in Tottori Prefecture

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Japan Nov 11, 2016

11,000 homes were damaged in the “Central Tottori Prefecture Earthquake” on October 21. On October 23 and 24, the Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps of Tottori Diocese was dispatched to affected areas. They took part in the recovery effort after receiving a request from Kurayoshi Social Welfare Council and responded to residents’ needs through a disaster […]

Disaster Relief in Iwate Prefecture, continued

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Japan Oct 16, 2016

Between October 2 and 9, the Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) were dispatched to Iwaiizumi-cho, Iwate. The area was affected by Typhoon Lionrock. Massive flooding caused 19 deaths and damage to some 700 homes. Upon receiving a request from Iwaiizumi-cho’s Social Welfare Council, staff from DRHC Headquarters, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, and Aomori dioceses were dispatched […]

Celebration ceremony held for Olympic and Paralympic athletes

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Japan Sep 21, 2016

On September 19, a celebration ceremony was held for gold medalist Shohei Ono and bronze medalist Kento Masaki in Dining Hall No. 2. About 900 people were in attendance. The Shinbashira gave his congratulations to both athletes. Both Ono and Masaki received awards from Tenri City and offered words of appreciation.

Disaster relief in Iwate Prefecture

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Japan Sep 19, 2016

Between September 5 and 9, the Tenrikyo Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps of Iwate Diocese was dispatched to Miyako City, an area affected by Typhoon Lionrock. Making a rare landfall from the Pacific Coast, Typhoon Lionrock caused rivers and waterways to flood. Cor.ps members were entrusted with clearing away mud. A total of 159 members were […]

High School Division of Students Training Course held

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Japan Aug 14, 2016

The High School Division of Students Training Course began in Jiba on August 9. Divided by grade, the training course offers lectures in the basic teachings, hinokishin, Service dance and musical instruments practice. Also included was the crossing of Jusan Pass, in which students spent valuable time cheering each other on while walking in the […]

Shohei Ono captures gold at Rio Olympics

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Japan Aug 12, 2016

Tenri University and Tenri City hosted a “public viewing” to cheer on Shohei Ono, graduate student at Tenri University and Olympian at Rio de Janeiro judo 73 kg weight division. Tenri citizens and university students gathered for the event. The hall erupted in cheers when Ono collected his ippon win for the gold.

International Hinokishin Corps held

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Japan Jul 31, 2016

The 9th International Hinokishin Corps was held between July 18 and 24. Participants came from 14 countries and regions including the US mainland, Hawaii, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, France, United Kingdom, Taiwan, South Korea, Nepal, Thailand and the Philippines. The largest number ever participated, with 283 participants. Held every three years, as a special […]