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Annual Hinokishin Day Observed across the World

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 [...]

Bishop Yamanaka Delivers Opening Invocation at Hawaii State Legislature

Bishop Yamanaka Delivers Opening Invocation at Hawaii State Legislature

On March 17, Bishop Shugo Yamanaka of Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters of Hawaii delivered the opening invocation at the Hawaii State Legislative session.
In November last year, Kuniko Nadine Nakamura, a 55-year-old Yoboku belonging to Lanai Church, won a seat in the State House of Representatives. It is customary for the House members to take turns bringing [...]

April Monthly Service Duly Performed

The April Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was performed on the 26th in the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.
Representing the congregation, the Shinbashira read the Service prayer, in which he first expressed gratitude to God the Parent for the unchanging workings and the profound parental love with which God has [...]

International Network for Mutual Help Holds Charity Bazaar

On April 9, the International Network for Mutual Help, based in the Overseas Department, held a charity bazaar on the department’s premises, drawing more than 500 people. As soon as the venue’s doors were opened at 11:00 a.m., items collected for the event began flying off the shelves. There were also several food stands for [...]

Oyasama’s 219th Birthday Joyfully Celebrated

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. Approximately 60,000 followers returned from across Japan and overseas for the occasion.
Among them was Celso Akassaka, who took a [...]

2017 Entrance Ceremonies Held in Jiba

2017 Entrance Ceremonies Held in Jiba

With cherry trees in full bloom, entrance ceremonies of Tenrikyo schools were recently conducted in the Home of the Parent, where a total of 2,150 new students embarked on their new school life.
Tenri University welcomed 804 new students on April 1; Tenri Healthcare University 109 on April 3; Tenri Seminary 113 on April 5; Tenri [...]