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Archive for September, 2007

Tenri High School Constructs New Gymnasium in Anticipation of Its 100th Anniversary

On August 21, Tenri High School held the ground-breaking ceremony for a new gymnasium–due for completion next year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the high school–in the presence of Tenrikyo’s Director-in-Chief of Administrative Affairs Masahiko Iburi.
Established in 1908–when it was called Tenri Middle School in accordance with the former education [...]

Boys and Girls Association Announces Prize for Best Performance by Fife and Drum Corps

On August 10, the Boys and Girls Association held its committee meeting and chose Honshibafusa Fife and Drum Corps (belonging to Honriyo Grand Church) as the best band out of the 363 bands, comprising 16,083 members altogether, that participated in the “Fife and Drum Corps on Parade” during this year’s Children’s [...]

Eight English Class Students Complete Head Minister Qualification Course One

On September 14, all eight students in the English class–four from Uganda, two from Australia, and one each from the Philippines and the United States–successfully completed Head Minister Qualification Course One, a 19-day course offered in East Right Wing 4 of the Oyasato-yakata building-complex at the Home of the Parent. Running [...]

August Monthly Service Performed

The August Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was conducted on the 26th with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.
Great numbers of followers attended the Service despite the August heat wave that brought record-breaking temperatures to Japan, and many of them came with their families since the 26th fell on the last [...]

Over 1,500 High School Students Deepen Their Faith at the Home of the Parent

The High School Division of the Students Training Course was held at the Home of the Parent from August 9 through 15 with a total of 1,523 participants from all over Japan. This annual one-week course is designed to provide high school students with an opportunity to share their feelings and [...]

Overseas Seminar for Successors Launched in UK

The Overseas Department will be sponsoring the Overseas Seminar for Successors regionally at mission headquarters, centers, and other facilities around the world in conjunction with the Seminar for Successors in Jiba. The first session was held at Tenrikyo UK Centre in London between August 25 and 27, drawing 16 participants. Entitled [...]