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Archive for August, 2008

Children’s Pilgrimage Brings 253,500 to the Home of the Parent

The annual Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba took place between July 26 and August 4 under the theme “Words of thanks! Minds of joy! Helping hands!” bringing some 253,500 to the Home of the Parent. Joining the pilgrimage from overseas were more than 900 people from 18 countries and regions such as [...]

Kitajima Wins Double Gold at Beijing Olympics

On August 14, Japanese breaststroke swimmer Kosuke Kitajima–originally from Tokyo Swimming Center, which is run by Tokyo Tenrikyo-kan–added the 200-meter gold medal to the 100-meter title he had won on the 11th, thus successfully defending the two titles he had claimed in Athens four years ago.
He won the 200 meters final [...]

July Monthly Service Performed Joyously

Tenrikyo Church Headquarters conducted its July Monthly Service on the 26th at the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding. On that day–10 days after the announcement of the end of the rainy season–the Home of the Parent was blessed with a blue sky, and the temperature exceeded 35ºC (95ºF). Many children [...]

TENRIKYO DINING SERVICE CENTER: Used Cooking Oil Powers Delivery Vans to Cut Emissions and Costs

These days, some of the Dining Service Center’s delivery vans leave a whiff of tempura on their way to deliver meals to followers dormitories, schools, and other facilities. The center recently began to recycle used cooking oil to power five of its vans–as well as a truck and a piece of [...]

Cleaning Hinokishin at Asahiyama Zoo for More Than 40 Years

Asahiyama Zoo, located in Asahikawa City, Hokkaido, is the northernmost zoo in Japan. Last year, the zoo had 3.07 million visitors and continues to increase its nationwide popularity due to its innovative presentations and exhibits that are designed to give close-up views of the fascinating behavior of the zoo’s animals. In [...]

Tenri University Oyasato Institute for the Study of Religion: Public Lecture Series on the Mikagura-uta: “All Humankind Equally Purified”

Below is a summary of lecture four, which was delivered recently by Kazuhiro Hatakama, researcher at the Oyasato Institute for the Study of Religion, and which addressed the Mikagura-uta’s section three, i.e., the song that contains the line “All humankind equally purified, the Kanrodai.”
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