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Archive for April, 2007

Overseas Department Holds Annual Charity Bazaar

The Overseas Department’s International Network for Mutual Help held its 11th charity bazaar in the department’s dining hall on April 8, a Sunday. Since this annual bazaar is already a well-established event in the Home of the Parent, a long line of people including many families and students had already formed [...]

Tadamasa Fukaya Passes Away for Rebirth

Honbu-in Tadamasa Fukaya, a former Bishop of Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in America, passed away for rebirth on April 11. He was 94. The memorial service was performed on the 14th at Yamatoyoki Branch Church’s Followers Dormitory, with the Shinbashira presiding.
Rev. Fukaya was born on December 12, 1912, and was a graduate of [...]

Joyous Life Lecture Held in Oceania

Joyous Life Lectures were given at six locations in Australia and New Zealand between March 1 and 11. The lectures are mainly designed to introduce and explain the teachings to beginners and non-followers. A total of 110 people attended the six lectures.
Rev. Takaharu Ichise, chief of the North America and Oceania Section [...]

The Shinbashira Attends Installation Service for New Bishop in Taiwan

The Shinbashira and his wife, Mrs. Harue Nakayama, visited Taiwan between the 15th and 19th of March and attended a service performed on the 18th at Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters, located in Taipei, to install Rev. Yoshiaki Mihama as the new bishop of Taiwan diocese. Addressing 1,000 followers who had come from [...]

68,000 Assemble to Celebrate Oyasama’s 209th Birthday

Tenrikyo’s headquarters marked the 209th birthday of the everliving Oyasama on April 18 by performing the Oyasama Birth Celebration Service and holding a music event called “Joyous Chorus.” The occasion drew tens of thousands of followers, including many from overseas, to the Home of the Parent in the city of Tenri, [...]

5,508 Gather in the Home of the Parent for Students’ Spring Pilgrimage to Jiba

On March 28, the Students’ Spring Pilgrimage to Jiba, cosponsored by the Students Association and the Students Advisory Committee, drew 5,508 high school, technical school, junior college, and university students, who assembled in the Inner Courtyard of Church Headquarters for an annual convention, honored by the presence of the Shinbashira and [...]