God, the Parent of all human beings

The teachings of Tenrikyo are said to be direct revelations of God the Parent, who desires to save all human beings and thus enable them to live the Joyous Life.

God not only created human beings and the world but has always been and will ever be the source of life and the sustainer of all things. The followers refer to God as God the Parent in the sense that God is the original Parent of human beings and, in prayer, glorify God as Tenri-O-no-Mikoto. According to Tenrikyo, “The universe is the body of God.” It is thus said that the world is filled with God the Parent’s workings.




On April 18, Oyasama, the Foundress of Tenrikyo, is born.

Oyasama was born in Sanmaiden Village, Yamabe County, Yamato Province (presently Tenri City). She married into the Nakayama family, who lived at the location of the Residence of Origin, where the original conception of human beings took place.


At about 8:00 a.m. on October 26 (December 12 by the Gregorian calendar), Oyasama is settled as the Shrine of God, thus marking the founding of the Teaching.

God spoke through the mouth of Oyasama, declaring: “I am God of Origin, God in Truth. There is causality in this Residence. At this time I have descended here to save all humankind. I wish to receive Miki as the Shrine of God.” When Oyasama was settled as the Shrine of God, Her mind was replaced with that of God, thereby enabling Her to convey God’s intention to humankind.


Around this year, Oyasama begins to give away Her personal belongings as well as Her family’s possessions in order to fall to the depths of poverty.

God commanded, “Fall to the depths of poverty.” Oyasama taught that by giving generously to the needy and renouncing attachment to material things, one would surely become brightened in mind, thereby allowing the path to the Joyous Life to open up by itself.


Oyasama begins bestowing the Grant of Safe Childbirth.

The Grant of Safe Childbirth is bestowed from Jiba of Origin, the place of God the Parent’s original conception of humankind. Any woman who receives the Grant of Safe Childbirth and leans on God the Parent will assuredly be blessed with a safe childbirth.


The Place for the Service, Tenrikyo’s first construction, begins.

The construction of the Place for the Service was the first construction project undertaken by the Tenrikyo community and was completed in 1865. Oyasama lived in the north room with the raised floor in the Place for the Service for about ten years until 1875, when She moved to the South Gatehouse. In 1888, when Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was established, an extension was added to the south side of the Place for the Service, thereby enclosing Jiba within the building. This enabled the structure to be used as the Sanctuary until 1911, when it was moved away from Jiba to make room for what is now known as the North Worship Hall.




Tenrikyo Church Headquarters

1-1 Mishima, Tenri, Nara 632-0015 Japan

If you need any assistance, please contact us at the following:

Phone: +81 743-63-3218

Mail: kaiden@tenrikyo.or.jp

U.S.ACountry Code: +1

Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in America

2727 E. First St., Los Angeles, CA 90033 U.S.A.



Tenrikyo Mission New York Center

42-19 147th St., Flushing, NY 11355 U.S.A.


Tenri Cultural Institute of New York

43A W.13th St, New York, NY 10011 U.S.A



Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters of Hawaii

2920 Pali Highway, Honolulu, HI 96817 U.S.A.



Hawaii Tenri Cultural Center

2236 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96817 U.S.A.


AustraliaCountry Code: +61

Tenrikyo Oceania Centre

179 Benhiam St., Calamvale, QLD 4116 Australia

tel:+61 (0)7-3273-4033fax:+61 (0)7-3273-4942mail:toc@tenrikyo.com.au


BrazilCountry Code: +55

Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in Brazil

R. Tenri, 4-58, Vl. Indepêndencia-Bauru-SP Cx. Postal 515 BRASIL 17054-250

tel:+55 (14) 3236-1144fax:+55 (14) 3236-1202mail:dendotyo@tenrikyo.org.br


Tenri São Paulo Center

R. Pelotas, 385, Vl. Mariana-São Paulo-SP BRASIL 04012-001

tel:+55 (11) 5579-1959fax:+55 (11) 5573-1553mail:tenrikaikan@tenrikyo.org.br

ColombiaCountry Code: +57

Tenrikyo Mission Center in Colombia

Calle 18 No.115-90, Cali, Valle, COLOMBIA S.A. C.P. 760031

Apartado Aéreo 025691, Cali, Valle, COLOMBIA S.A.

tel:+57 (2) 485-9598mail:tenricol@gmail.com

MexicoCountry Code: +52

Tenrikyo Mission Center in Mexico

Av. Año de Juárez No. 348, Col. Granjas San Antonio, Del.Iztapalapa, C. P. 09070, CDMX, MEXICO

Apartado Postal No. 21-037 04000 México 21, CDMX, MEXICO

tel:+52 (55) 5581-8133mail:mextenri@gmail.com

South KoreaCountry Code: +82

Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in South Korea

32, Najeon-ri, Saengrim-myeon, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsang nam-do, Republic of Korea 50802

tel:+82 (0)55-323-8900fax:+82 (0)55-324-8833

TaiwanCountry Code: +886

Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in Taiwan

No.625 Bei-an Rd., Zhonshan District, Taipei City 10464, Taiwan (R.O.C)

tel:+886 (0)2-2533-5594fax:+886 (0)2-2533-1720

Hong KongCountry Code: +852

Tenrikyo Mission Center in Hong Kong

2-3/F, Hong Fu Building, 179-181 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, H.K.


ThailandCountry Code: +66

Tenrikyo Mission Center in Thailand

6 Soi 69, Latphrao Rd., Saphansong, Wangthonglang, Bangkok, 10310 THAILAND

tel:+66 (0)2-933-0727fax:+66 (0)2-933-0728mail:tenrithailand@gmail.com

SingaporeCountry Code: +65

Tenrikyo Mission Center in Singapore (Representative's Residence & Worship Hall)

40 Watten Estate Road, Singapore 287518


Tenrikyo Mission Center in Singapore (Office & Cultural Section)

10 Anson Rd, #25-10 International Plaza Singapore 079903



PhilippinesCountry Code: +63

Tenrikyo Mission Center in the Philippines

46 Victoria St., Magallance Villege, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

tel:+63 (0)2-852-7902mail:tenrimnl@gmail.com

FranceCountry Code: +33

Tenrikyo Europe Centre

80, rue Velpeau, 92160 Antony, France

tel:+33 (0) (0)


Tenri France-Japan Cultural Association

8-12, rue Bertin Poirée, 75001 Paris, France

tel:+33 (0) (0)


U.K.Country Code: +44

Tenrikyo UK Centre

60 Foscote Road, Hendon, London NW4 3SD U.K.

tel:+44 (0)20-8201-7811



Congo Brazzaville Church

59, Ave. de L’OUA, Météo, Makélékélé, B.P. 14549, Brazzaville, République du Congo


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