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Archive for July, 2005

Oyasato Institute for the Study of Religion Hosts Public Lecture on the Teachings

On June 25, the Oyasato Institute for the Study of Religion hosted the third of its 2005 public lecture series on the teachings, entitled “World of Faith–Learning from the Anecdotes of Oyasama.” Held in Doyusha Hall, the lecture was attended by 193 people.
The series of lectures is intended to provide pointers on [...]

June Monthly Service Performed in High Spirits

The June Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was solemnly conducted on the 26th with the Shinbashira presiding.
The day was hot, the temperature reaching a high of 87.8 F (31.0 C). Perspiring followers reached the Main Sanctuary, many using their parasols or wearing their hats. A new hand-washing facility that had recently [...]

Practice Manual for the Kokyu Practice Manual for the Shamisen Practice Manual for the Koto

The Overseas Department has published new practice manuals for the koto, kokyu, and shamisen, the three musical instruments played by women in Tenrikyo services. These manuals are in a way split editions of this department’s Mikagura-uta: Practice Manual for the Women’s Musical Instruments. Originally published in 1977, the earlier work contains notations [...]

Social Welfare Festival Held at the Home of the Parent

On June 25, the Social Welfere Section and the Culture and Sports Management Section, both part of Tenrikyo Misson Department, held the first “Social Welfare Festival” at Tenri University’s Gym #1 in the hope that participants would acquire some practical skills necessary to offer personal assistance and nursing care to people [...]

Hand-Washing Facility Built in East Sanctuary Precincts

A new hand-washing facility, whose construction began on September 8 last year, was recently completed in the east Sanctuary precincts.
On June 23, this facility was formally opened by the Shinbashira as well as the former Shinbashira. Scooping water with a dipper, the Shinbashira washed his hands before being guided around the facility [...]

Action Day for “Heart-Clean Campaign” Observed

The Heart-Clean Campaign’s Action Day was observed at local venues throughout Japan on July 3. As a core activity of the Young Men’s Association organized at a local diocese level, this campaign centers around clean-up hinokishin conducted in each district on the first Sunday of every month under the slogan, “Let’s [...]