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Archive for January, 2003

New Year’s Festivities Observed

Sechi Festival
The annual Sechi Festival was held at Jiba from January 5 to 7, drawing a total of over 85,000 people from both within Japan and overseas. This traditional event has been held since the days when Oyasama was physically present. On December 30, about 43,000 kilograms of rice cake offerings [...]

New Year’s Day Service Performed

The New Year’s Day Service of Church Headquarters, which ushered in the 166th year of the Teaching, was conducted in the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding. It commenced at five o’clock in the morning as the gagaku music resonated throughout the Home of the Parent, where large numbers of followers [...]

Oceania Centre Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Gathering of Followers

Some 60 people assembled on December 14 at Tenrikyo Oceania Centre–located in Brisbane, Australia–to commemorate the Centre’s 5th anniversary. The event, attended by Director-in-Chief of Administrative Affairs Masahiko Iburi, began with the performance of the seated service, followed by a speech by Oceania Centre Head Masafumi Adachi.
Director-in-Chief Iburi then delivered a [...]

Oyasato Seminar’s Course II Helps High Schoolers Connect with Local Congregations

Oyasato Seminar’s Course II was held in December in both mission headquarters in the U.S. mainland and Hawaii–from the 22nd to the 25th and from the 26th to the 29th, respectively. The course drew 12 students at the former venue and five at the latter. From the Overseas Department, Kunihito Fumioka [...]

December Monthly Service Performed

The last Monthly Service for the 165th year of Tenrikyo was conducted at Church Headquarters on December 26 with the Shinbashira presiding.
In his prayer, the Shinbashira touched on the steps we took during the outgoing year–a year in which we not only laid the groundwork for our spiritual construction in preparation for [...]

TLI Students Sprinkle the Fragrance of the Teachings

Oyasato Fusekomi Department of Tenrikyo Language Institute, in which students study Japanese while learning and implementing the teachings, conducted its monthly practice of sprinkling the fragrance of the teachings on January 11 in Yamato-Koriyama, a neighboring city of Tenri. A total of 21 students from seven countries and regions participated.
The monthly [...]