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Archive for January, 2008


After the evening service on January 4, the annual New Year’s meeting took place at the Assembly Hall of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters. Attending the meeting were 658 officials of Church Headquarters, head ministers of directly supervised churches, superintendents of dioceses, members of the Assembly, committee members of Tenrikyo associations, and [...]


The New Year’s Day Service of Tenrikyo headquarters, led by the Shinbashira, was held in its Main Sanctuary from 5:00 A.M. on January 1. As the temperature hovered around freezing about two hours before daybreak, the Shinbashira, along with the other performers, proceeded to the Main Sanctuary at the appointed time and ascended [...]

Annual Sechi Festival Held at the Home of the Parent

Tenrikyo Church Headquarters conducted the Sechi Festival between January 5 and 7. For this annual New Year’s event, the rice cakes that have been offered in the Main Sanctuary for the New Year’s Day Service are cut into small pieces, which are then roasted over charcoal and served to visitors in [...]

December Monthly Service Performed Joyously

The Shinbashira led the last Service of the year on December 26 in the Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo headquarters. On a day that was fairly mild for the time of year, the Home of the Parent was vibrant with a large number of people who had returned to Jiba to express their [...]

Season’s Greetings from the Shinbashira

May I extend my warmest New Year’s greetings to all of you. I hope you were able to welcome in the New Year in the brightest of spirits. I want to express my appreciation for the daily efforts you made throughout the past year while serving the path in your respective roles [...]