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  • Updated : : 2015-09-24 7:19 am

    The High School Division of the Students Training Course was held at the Home of the Parent from August 9 through 15 with a total of 1,098 participants.

  • Updated : : 2015-09-24 7:16 am

    Sponsored by the Tenrikyo Church Headquarters, R178 Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba was held over the course of 10 days, from July 26 until August 4.

    Themed “Spreading smiles!, Help each other!”, roughly 253,000 people attended the event.

  • Updated : : 2015-08-12 7:14 am

    On June 24, the first memorial service for the Third Shinbashira, Zenye Nakayama, who passed away for rebirth on the same day of last year at the age of 81, was observed at the Main Sanctuary and Memorial Hall with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.
    Family members, officials of Church Headquarters, head ministers of directly supervised churches, superintendents of dioceses, as well as other church head ministers, Yoboku and followers attended the service. 40 tents were prepared for the many attendees in the Inner Courtyard in front of the Memorial Hall.

  • Updated : : 2015-06-13 12:21 am

    On May 17, Tenrikyo Mission Center in Mexico held the service commemorating the 30th anniversary if its establishment in the presence of the Shinbashira, his wife, as well as Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama.

    On that day, about 380 Yoboku and followers assembled for the occasion. Taking to heart the words of the Shinbashira, the participants pledged to work toward the further growth of the path in Mexico.

  • Updated : : 2015-05-21 1:19 am

    The annual Hinokishin Day was held across Japan and overseas on April 29  under the theme of “Taking advantage of this seasonable time, let’s sow seeds of sincerity”.

    As a culmination of day-to-day hinokishin activities, Yoboku and followers in the Tenrikyo community participated in the event in unity of mind. A great number of Yoboku and followers expressed their gratitude through engaging in hinokishin at various sites, such as parks, coastal areas, scenic points, and public facilities.

  • Updated : : 2015-05-01 3:12 am

    The 97th Tenrikyo Women’s Association Convention was held on April 19, the day after the Oyasama Birth Celebration Service. Due to light rain in the morning, the venue for the convention was changed from Church Headquarters’ Inner Courtyard, to the North, East, and West Worship Halls. About 52,000 people from across Japan and overseas attended the convention.

    Following Association President Harue Nakayama’s address, the Shinbashira took the podium to deliver his address, in which he encouraged the association members to devote their sincerity to what can be done and what should be done in this season and to fulfill their role as the foundation of the Joyous Life.

  • Updated : : 2015-04-24 4:17 am

    In commemoration of the everliving Oyasama’s 217th birthday, the Oyasama Birth Celebration Service was conducted on April 18 in the Main Sanctuary and Foundress Sanctuary,with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.

    A great number of followers returned for the Service from across Japan and overseas. They joined in singing the songs for the Service in unity of mind, filling their hearts with adoration for the Parent of the Divine Model and making a pledge for single-hearted salvation.

  • Updated : : 2015-01-16 7:50 am

    On October 27th, the day after the Autumn Grand Service, the 90th Young Men’s Association Convention was held in the Inner Courtyard of Church Headquarters.

    During this year’s convention, Daisuke Nakayama was inaugurated as the 5th Young Men’s Association President, and the Oyasato Construction Hinokishin Corps celebrated their 60th anniversary.

    After an address from the newly appointed Daisuke Nakayama, the Shinbashira and former association president Zenji Nakayama asked association members to be reminded of the ideals upon which the Young Men’s Association was founded, and expressed his hopes for members to continue their efforts as an association.

  • Updated : : 2015-01-16 7:50 am

    The Autumn Grand Service was conducted on October 26, 2014, with the Shinbashira Zenji Nakayama serving as the chief officiant.

    This Service is held on this date every year to commemorate the day in 1838 when God the Parent became openly revealed to the world at the promised time to open the path to world salvation.

    Yoboku and followers from all over the world returned to Jiba on this day of the founding of the Teaching, taking the words of the Shinbashira to heart, and resolving to make further efforts during the final year of the “three years, one thousand days” season leading up to Oyasama’s 130th Anniversary.

  • Updated : : 2014-11-18 5:02 am

    Tenri University and Marburg University held an international symposium at Marburg University in Germany from September 17 to 19.
    The two universities have deepened their relationship for over 50 years since the second Shinbashira attended the International Congress for the History on Religions at Marburg University in 1960. This symposium, being their third joint research project, was held under the theme “Materiality in Religion and Culture,” featuring research presentations made by eight scholars from each institution and lively discussions among participants.

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