Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba 2014 (Tenrikyo 177)

This year’s Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba was held from July 26th to August 4th under the theme “Filled with Joy! Hinokishin!”During the 10-day period, the total number of children and adults that returned to the Home of the Parent was 238,598, exceeding last year’s total attendance by almost 5,000.

At the various event sites, beaming smiles of children were seen everywhere, as they enjoyed the fun activities and entertainment that have become synonymous with summer at Jiba. Through attending this Children’s Pilgrimage, the participants learned the teachings and values of helping one another and having a heart full of gratitude.