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Archive for December, 2009

Tenrikyo Gagaku Ensemble Gives Performances in Germany and Holland

Tenrikyo Kawaramachi Grand Church organized gagaku (traditional Japanese court music) performances in Germany and Holland from October 27 to November 9. Under the auspices of the cities of Kyoto and Cologne as well as with substantial support from the followers in the region, the group sought to promote cultural exchange through [...]

November Monthly Service Performed

On November 26, Church Headquarters conducted its November Monthly Service in the Main Sanctuary, with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. It was a balmy autumn day with very little wind, where the mild sunshine illuminated the colored tree leaves in the precincts as well as in the mountains stretching along [...]

2009’s Fifth Lecture for Mothers Held

The Lecture for Mothers, hosted by the Women’s Association, was held on the afternoon of November 26 at Tenri City Auditorium, drawing 964 people. The lecture was held five times this year, drawing a total of 4,894 people.
The lecturer was Mrs. Yoko Fukuda, wife of the head minister of Melbourne Shinyu [...]

Students Advisory Committee Draws Some 800 to Students Nurturers Convention

On November 25, Tenrikyo Students Advisory Committee organized the Students Nurturers Convention in Dining Hall 2. The convention was attended by approximately 800 members of students advisory committees of directly supervised churches and dioceses.
At the convention, Director-in-Chief of Administrative Affairs Yoshitaro Ueda began his address by saying: “The Students Association grew [...]

National Taiwan University and Tenri University Co-host Religious Studies Symposium in Taipei

On November 21 and 22, National Taiwan University and Tenri University co-hosted a symposium entitled “Comparative Studies of Religions in Taiwan and Japan.” This symposium, held in Taipei, was organized with the aim of further developing religious studies in Taiwan and Japan through academic exchanges between the two universities. Representing [...]