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  • Updated : : 2017-08-18 6:02 am

    Tenrikyo Church Headquarters hosted the Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba between July 26 and August 4 under the theme “Spreading smiles! Help each other!” For this annual summer festival, a total of 231,012 children and adult leaders returned to Jiba.

  • Updated : : 2017-08-15 2:07 am

    On July 9, the Shinbashira, his wife, and Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama attended the service commemorating the 20th anniversary of Tenrikyo Oceania Centre, located in Brisbane, Australia. The commemorative service attracted some 160 people not only from the three largest cities in Australia—Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney—but also from the New Zealand city of Auckland, which is approximately 2,300 kilometers (1,429 mi.) away. With the Shinbashira’s words etched in their hearts, local followers renewed their pledge to devote themselves to the further expansion of the path in Oceania.

  • Updated : : 2017-07-07 1:44 am

    On June 18, the Shinbashira and his wife, Mrs. Harue Nakayama, attended a service performed at Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in Taiwan to install Honbu-in Koji Masui as its 15th bishop. The service drew approximately 640 followers from across Taiwan.

  • Updated : : 2017-06-12 2:17 am

    On May 20, Tenrikyo Young Men’s Association Hawaii Chapter held a pep rally for the 100th anniversary of the Young Men’s Association, which doubled as the chapter’s 60th convention, in the presence of President Daisuke Nakayama.

  • Updated : : 2017-05-19 5:58 am

    Under the slogan “Letʼs convey a sense of gratitude and expand the circle of joy,” this yearʼs Tenrikyo Hinokishin Day was observed at various locations throughout Japan as well as in 31 overseas countries and regions on or around April 29. Expressing their gratitude for being kept alive by the blessings of God, participants worked up a good sweat as they spiritedly engaged in hinokishin activities in their communities.

  • Updated : : 2017-05-08 12:31 am

    Tenrikyo Women’s Association held its 99th convention in the Inner Courtyard of Church Headquarters on April 19, the day after the Oyasama Birth Celebration Service. The occasion drew approximately 37,000 members.

  • Updated : : 2017-04-22 4:25 am

    In commemoration of the everliving Oyasama’s 219th birthday, the Oyasama Birth Celebration Service was conducted on April 18 in the Main Sanctuary and Foundress’ Sanctuary at Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. The occasion drew approximately 60,000 people from across Japan and overseas.

  • Updated : : 2017-04-01 5:08 am

    On March 28, this year’s Students’ Spring Pilgrimage to Jiba was held in the Home of the Parent under the slogan “Let us nurture ourselves to become Yoboku who will lead the next generation.” Honored by the presence of the Shinbashira, his wife, and Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama, the convention held in the Inner Courtyard of Church Headquarters was attended by approximately 5,200 high school- and college-age students from all parts of the country.

  • Updated : : 2017-03-26 6:51 am

    Tenrikyo Language Institute (TLI) held its 23rd graduation ceremony on March 8 in honor of 64 graduates (Japanese Language Department, 44; Oyasato Fusekomi Department, 20). They were from 17 different countries and regions: South Korea, Taiwan, Hawaii, Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Colombia, Mexico, France, Nepal, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Paraguay, Venezuela, and Kenya.

  • Updated : : 2017-03-23 11:59 pm

    This year’s College Division of the Students Training Course was held at the Home of the Parent from March 3 through 9. A total of 516 university, junior college, graduate school, and technical school students assembled from various parts of the country to participate in the course. Through this weeklong training course―which included lectures, the practice of the dance and musical instruments for the service, hinokishin activities, group discussions, and so onparticipants deepened their faith and friendship with one another.

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