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Archive for May, 2010

Tenri Yotokuin Children’s Home: 100th Anniversary Commemorated

Tenri Yotokuin Children’s Home: 100th Anniversary Commemorated

On April 25, Tenri Yotokuin Children’s Home conducted a ceremony—honored by the presence of the Shinbashira and Women’s Association President Harue Nakayama—to commemorate its 100th anniversary with an attendance of 1,452 people concerned with social welfare.
After opening remarks were made by Mr. Hiroshi­ Miyazaki, director of the children’s home, the Shinbashira took the podium to [...]

Tenrikyo Women’s Association: Commemorative Events Held With Big Turnout

Tenrikyo Women’s Association: Commemorative Events Held With Big Turnout

Young Women’s Gathering
On April 18, the Young Women’s Gathering was held at Tenri University Gymnasium 1 and Tenri High School Multipurpose Gymnasium. With the Shinbashira and the former Shinbashira attending as guests of honor, the gathering drew more than 10,000 young women from all parts of Japan and from other countries. The gathering was organized [...]

April Monthly Service Joyously Performed

April Monthly Service Joyously Performed

The April Monthly Service at Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was conducted at the Main Sanctuary on the 26th with the Shinbashira presiding. The Headquarters precincts were illuminated by the gentle sunlight shining from the clear spring sky. At 9:00 a.m., the Shinbashira and the other Service performers left the Staff Quarters to pay their respects at [...]

Tenrikyo Hinokishin Day Observed

Tenrikyo Hinokishin Day Observed

This year’s Tenrikyo Hinokishin Day was observed at 1,500 locations throughout Japan on April 29, which is a national holiday called “Greenery Day,” as well as at scores of locations in overseas countries, mostly on weekends in April and May. While hinokishin refers to daily actions that express one’s gratitude for the gift of life [...]

Tenrikyo Women’s Association Commemorates Its 100th Anniversary With 120,000 Members

Tenrikyo Women’s Association Commemorates Its 100th Anniversary With 120,000 Members

On April 19, the Women’s Association held its 92nd annual convention commemorating the 100th anniversary of its founding, with the Inner Courtyard of Church Headquarters serving as the main venue. The convention drew some 120,000 members, which is the highest-ever number of participants attending the association’s convention. The convention came as the culmination of the [...]