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Archive for January, 2007


In his address at the New Year’s meeting, held by Tenrikyo Church Headquarters in the Assembly Hall after the evening service on January 4, the Shinbashira asked the participants to try their best to enrich their activities in ordinary times as Tenrikyo starts anew toward the next milestone. He suggested that [...]

New Year’s Day Service Opens the 170th Year of Tenrikyo

On January 1, the New Year’s Day Service marking the beginning of the 170th year of Tenrikyo was solemnly performed at Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. From early dawn, followers returned to Jiba one after another to attend the first Service of the year and to [...]

Annual Sechi Festival Held at the Home of the Parent

The annual Sechi Festival was held at Jiba from January 5 to 7, drawing over 91,000 people from both within Japan and overseas. They were treated to zoni, roasted rice cakes served with greens in a clear broth. This traditional event at the Home of the Parent started in the 1870s, [...]

December Monthly Service Closes the Year of the 120th Anniversary of Oyasama

On December 26, the final Monthly Service for the year of Oyasama’s 120th Anniversary was solemnly conducted at Church Headquarters.
Throughout last year, which was designated as the “year of the 120th Anniversary of Oyasama,” each Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was conducted “by receiving the truth of January 26.” The [...]

Season’s Greetings from the Shinbashira

Happy New Year!
Last year, the year of the 120th Anniversary of Oyasama, the Home of the Parent was lively with great numbers of people returning to Jiba throughout the year, thanks to the sincere efforts you made through your respective roles and positions–as church head ministers, Yoboku, and followers–to bring forth [...]