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Living Words: Clear the Path from the Bottom

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Inspirational Jul 20, 2011

The following is a translation of an excerpt from Ikiru kotoba (“Living words”), p. 13 If the path is cleared from down below both the people up above and the people down below can easily get near, can they not? Anecdotes of Oyasama 28, “Clear the Path from the Bottom” A particular person, thinking of […]

Living Words: The Law of Nature

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Inspirational Jul 14, 2011

The following is a translation of an excerpt from Ikiru kotoba (“Living words”), p. 17. This path cannot be followed by human thinking. It is the path that is being formed by the law of nature (tennen shizen). Anecdotes of Oyasama 17, “The Law of Nature” We human beings tend to rush for results, relying […]

Rev. Keigo Morishita: Sanctuary Construction at New York Center

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Faith Experience Jun 26, 2011

We at TR are pleased to present a translation of Rev. Keigo Morishita’s article from the August 2010 issue of Yoki (#736, pp. 31–35) that briefly details the sanctuary construction that took place under his tenure as minister of Tenrikyo Mission New York Center. (Photos courtesy of New York Center)

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 […]

The Shinbashira Meets with Survivors and Hinokishin Corps Members

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Japan, Tenrikyo Links May 14, 2011

On May 5, the Shinbashira, Zenji Nakayama, visited affected areas in Fukushima and Ibaraki prefectures to give encouragement to survivors of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in addition to those who were participating in relief efforts. This was his third visit to areas affected by the March 11 disaster. He visited Ibaraki Diocese Office in […]

More Disaster Relief News Videos

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Japan, Tenrikyo Links May 10, 2011

Posting links to three Doyusha videos. (Sorry, videos only in Japanese. Translation of the narration provided below.) Disaster Relief in Inawashiro-machi: Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) members belonging to Tenrikyo Young Men’s Association Headquarters were dispatched to Inawashiro-machi, Fukushima Prefecture, between April 13 and 23. They cooperated with members of Fukushima Diocese DRHC to serve […]

Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps Dispatched To Fukushima

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Japan Apr 19, 2011

Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) of Oyasato Diocese will be cooking at evacuation centers in Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures between April 13 and 22. Prior to this on April 11, a base of operations was opened in a community center in Inawashiro-machi. Oyasato Diocese DRHC cooperated with Fukushima Diocese members to provide food. Information source: […]

Over 3,000 Participate in Disaster Hinokishin Relief Efforts

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Japan Apr 19, 2011

According to statistics from Church Headquarters, a grand total of 3,053 Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) members took part in hinokishin efforts in the month since the March 11 Tohoku Earthquake.

4/11/2011 Disaster Relief Update

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Japan Apr 11, 2011

Picking up some updated info from the latest issue of Tenri jiho (4/10/2011) and other sources: On March 23, Tenrikyo Disaster Relief Headquarters shifted their base of operations in Iwate Prefecture from Iwai Bunkyokai, which is located inland, to Senmayacho-Minami Center in Ichinoseki City in order to be closer to the coast. Toyama Diocese Disaster […]

A Summary of Disaster Relief Hinokishin Efforts in Iwate

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Japan Apr 8, 2011

Rev. Shoji Otani, chief officer of Iwate Diocese Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) and head minister of Kamaishi-ko Bunkyokai, sprang into action and cooperated with local government after the earthquake. On March 12, the day after the quake, Rev. Otani surveyed the immense tsunami damage in Kamaishi City where he lived and went to Kamaishi […]