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Archive for May, 2005

Joy of Life Expressed around the World

The annual Tenrikyo Hinokishin Day was observed at a large number of locations throughout Japan on April 29, which is a national holiday called “Greenery Day,” as well as at scores of locations in overseas countries mostly on weekends before or after that day. While hinokishin refers to daily actions that express [...]

International Cultural Seminar Inspires Pioneers of the Path

Tenrikyo Young Men’s Association Headquarters sponsored its International Cultural Seminar on April 26 at Moya 38. As “pioneers of the path,” the members of the Young Men’s Association embrace the task of inquiring into the teachings and spreading them to the world, and the overseas mission is, therefore, one of the [...]

April Monthly Service Joyfully Performed

April Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was solemnly conducted on the 26th with the Shinbashira presiding. The rain, which had fallen since the previous night, let up by early morning. An hour or so before the Service was to commence, warm rays of sunshine streamed through the clouds, heralding the [...]

Tenri University Celebrates Its 80th Anniversary

On April 23, a ceremony commemorating the 80th anniversary of Tenri University was conducted in its first gymnasium in the presence of the Shinbashira and his wife, as well as the former Shinbashira.
Drawing some 800 people including students, teachers, and those concerned within and outside Tenrikyo, the ceremony began with a moment [...]

Overseas Department Seminar Draws 172 Participants

Following the Oyasama Birth Celebration Service on April 18 and the annual Women’s Association Convention on April 19, the Overseas Department Seminar, intended primarily for church head ministers, fellowship heads, and their spouses from overseas countries, was held on April 20 at the Tenri University Furusato Assembly Hall. The event [...]

Fifty Thousand Members Attend Women’s Association Convention

On April 19, the day following the Oyasama Birth Celebration Service, Tenrikyo Women’s Association conducted its 87th convention in the Inner Courtyard of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with an estimated turnout of 50,000 association members. This number included 500 members from overseas, for whom the entire proceedings were interpreted into six [...]