Oyasama 130th Aniversary Service Performed

On January 26 at 10:30 a.m., the Oyasama 130th Anniversary service was solemnly performed at Tenrikyo Church Headquarters; The service commemorated the 130th year since Oyasama withdrew from physical life on the lunar calendar date of January 26, 1887.

On this day, Yoboku and followers from both within Japan and from 29 countries and regions around the world, returned to Jiba to express their gratitude to Oyasama for guiding them during the past “three years, one thousand days” period, and reported the progress they made throughout the pre-anniversary season to her.

After the Shinbashira read the service prayer, the Kagura service and the Dance with Hand Movements were joyously performed. The Shinbashira then delivered the sermon to the congregation. Following the sermon, the Shinbashira proceeded to the Foundress’ Sanctuary to offer a prayer to Oyasama.