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Archive for August, 2006

August Monthly Service Performed

The August Monthly Service was conducted on the 26th with the Shinbashira presiding. With the Service day falling on the last weekend during the summer vacation, the Sanctuary was filled with adults and their children.
At 9:00 A.M. the Shinbashira and the other Service performers left the Staff Quarters to offer worship [...]

1,500 High School Students Inquire into the Teachings at the Home of the Parent

High school students from all parts of Japan gathered at the Home of the Parent to attend the High School Division of the Students Training Course from August 9 through 15. This year, 669 male and 839 female high school students (a total of 1,508 participants) attended the course, where they [...]

Tenri Educational and Cultural Center Completed in South Korea

On July 18, the Mission Headquarters in South Korea held a ceremony to mark the completion of a new facility known as Tenri Educational and Cultural Center, with Director-in-Chief of Administrative Affairs Masahiko Iburi and Overseas Department Head Yoshiaki Mihama attending as guests of honor. In spite of the rainy weather, [...]

Young Men’s Association Organizes the Sixth International Hinokishin Corps

The sixth International Hinokishin Corps, which worked from July 18 to 24 at the Home of the Parent, comprised 270 members of the Young Men’s Association from 10 countries–namely, the U.S. (including Hawaii), Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, the U.K., France, Slovenia, South Korea, and Taiwan. The record number of participants this [...]

July Monthly Service Performed Joyously

The Shinbashira led the July Monthly Service at Tenrikyo’s headquarters on the 26th, which was the first fine day after a very wet week. In attendance, among others, were many young boys and girls who had come to participate in the Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba scheduled to start that afternoon, as [...]

Oyasama 120th Anniversary Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba Draws Over 300,000

The Oyasama 120th Anniversary Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba was held between July 26 and August 5, with this year’s theme being “Words of thanks! Minds of joy! Helping hands!” This year, in commemoration of the anniversary, the pilgrimage was lengthened by an additional day. During this 11-day period, approximately 320,000 children [...]