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Archive for January, 2010

Some 74,000 Savor Joy of New Year at Annual Sechi Festival in Home of the Parent

Some 74,000 Savor Joy of New Year at Annual Sechi Festival in Home of the Parent

The annual Sechi Festival was held between January 5 and 7 in Jiba, and 73,630 people returned during the three days. Several members of the Diet were seen among participating followers and families.
The event began at 10:00 a.m. on January 5 with the sounding of a pair of wooden clappers. Returnees who had offered their [...]

Tenri University’s Faith Forum Lecture: “International Cooperation and Faith in the Path”

On December 9, 2009, Tenri University held the third Faith Forum Lecture at the Furusato Assembly Hall. Entitled “International Cooperation and Faith in the Path,” the lecture was delivered by Dr. Keiichi Ogawa, professor at the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies at Kobe University. Dr. Ogawa—who worked for seven years until 2003 as an [...]

New Year’s Day Service Ushers in the 173rd Year of the Teaching

On January 1, the New Year’s Day Service marking the beginning of the 173rd year of the Teaching was solemnly performed at Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. In the pre-dawn hours, many people returned to the Home of the Parent despite the cold weather to attend the first Service of [...]

The Shinbashira Delivers New Year’s Address

The New Year’s meeting of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was conducted in the Assembly Hall following the evening service on January 4. Attending this meeting, at which the Shinbashira delivered his New Year’s Address, were 696 officials of Church Headquarters, head ministers of directly supervised churches, superintendents of dioceses, members of the Assembly, committee members of [...]

Tenrikyo Marching Bands Win Grand Prizes

Tenri Kyoko Gakuen High School Marching Band and Aimachi Branch Church Brass Band won the grand prizes in the high school band division and the community band division respectively at the 37th All Japan Marching Band & Baton Twirling Contest held on December 12 and 13, 2009, in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, thus once again proving [...]

New Year’s Greetings from the Shinbashira

May I extend my warmest New Year’s greetings to all of you. I trust that you have been able to welcome in the New Year in bright spirits. I also want to express my sincere gratitude for the efforts you devoted to the tasks of the path during the past year. Now that we have [...]