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Archive for April, 2010

Tenri University’s Oyasato Institute for the Study of Religion: International Conference on Life and Death

Tenri University’s Oyasato Institute for the Study of Religion: International Conference on Life and Death

On the afternoon of March 26, Tenri University’s Oyasato Institute for the Study of Religion hosted the Tenri International Conference 2010 under the theme “Life, Death, and Dying in Intercultural Perspective.” Invited to the conference were three scholars from Slovenia as well as Prof. Susumu Shimazono, who is professor at the Graduate School of the [...]

Large Numbers of People Gather to Celebrate Oyasama’s 212th Birthday

Tenrikyo marked the 212th birthday of the everliving Oyasama, “our beloved Parent,” on April 18 at its headquarters in Tenri, Japan, by performing the Oyasama Birth Celebration Service and holding a music event called “Joyous Chorus,” which followed the Service. The occasion drew large numbers of followers—including many from overseas—to the Home of the Parent. [...]

March Monthly Service Performed Joyously

On March 26, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters conducted its Monthly Service in the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. It had been rainy and chilly in the Home of the Parent since a couple of days before the Service day. In the cold spring rain, followers held up a colorful array of umbrellas. [...]

Tenrikyo Women’s Association: 100th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Association, the “Commemorative Exhibition: Toward Tomorrow, Toward the Future” has been underway on the third floor of the Oyasato-yakata’s South Right Wing 2. Coinciding with the second Besseki Month organized by the association, the exhibition is to last until May 10. Prior to the opening on [...]

Joint Concert with Middle School Band from Hawaii

On March 17, Tenri Junior High School Brass Band and Kaimuki Middle School Band from Hawaii held a joint concert at Tenri University’s Gymnasium 1, marking their second formal exchange in the Home of the Parent.
The Kaimuki band comprising 111 members was led by Mrs. Susan Ochi-Onishi, who visited Tenri Junior High School in 2008. [...]

Students’ Spring Pilgrimage Brings Vibrancy to the Home of the Parent

On March 28, the Students’ Spring Pilgrimage to Jiba, cosponsored by its steering committee and the Students Advisory Committee, was held in the Home of the Parent under the slogan “Let’s spread the Parent’s intention to our fellow students in the world: Setting out from Jiba!” A key component of the event was a convention [...]