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Archive for September, 2013

This Month’s Message: Returning to the Origin

Oyasama says:
“This Residence is the Residence where mankind was first created. This is the birthplace of man.”
Anecdotes of Oyasama, no. 161
Apparently, in the pioneering days of America, families did not own a large pot, and making ham entailed cutting a large leg of pork on both ends so that it would fit into their pots. [...]

Members of the association’s Oka Chapter sprinkling the fragrance of the teachings to passersby in Hannou, Saitama (Sept. 5). The chapter organized a mission caravan to the region as part of the association’s missionary campaign week, drawing 16 participants. This was also a part of the activities to fulfill the chapter’s resolutions for the “three years, one thousand days” season leading up to the 130th Anniversary of Oyasama.

Missionary Campaign Week for All Chapters Held

Tenrikyo Young Men’s Association ran the Missionary Campaign Week for All Chapters all over the country between September 1 and 8. Towards the 130th Anniversary of Oyasama, the association has been conducting its activities under the slogan “Let’s build momentum for salvation.” In an effort to implement salvation work and increase the number of active [...]

South Korea Chapter of TenrikyoYoung Men’s Association Organizes Mission Caravan in Fukuoka

South Korea Chapter of TenrikyoYoung Men’s Association Organizes Mission Caravan in Fukuoka

The South Korea Chapter of Tenrikyo Young Men’s Association organized a mission caravan in Fukuoka, Japan, from August 21 through 24. It was the third mission caravan held by the chapter; however, this was the first time that its caravan went outside of South Korea. A total of 15 participants, including four women, devoted themselves [...]

Followers from the United States Join in Tenri University’s Tohoku Relief Project

Followers from the United States Join in Tenri University’s Tohoku Relief Project

Tenri University, in conjunction with Tenri Cultural Institute of New York, organized “Tohoku Japan Earthquake Relief Project.” Eleven followers from the United States as well as 27 students from Tenri University visited Miyagi, Japan, from August 1 through 4. The participants had a get-together with people in Nanagahama-cho and cleaned up the shoreline of trash [...]

Followers’ Sincerity Adds to the Vibrant Atmosphere at the Home of the Parent

Followers’ Sincerity Adds to the Vibrant Atmosphere at the Home of the Parent

On August 25, the noon service was performed at the Main Sanctuary, and some 2,000 Yoboku and followers came to attend the service despite heavy rain. Many of them were members of the pilgrimage groups who returned to Jiba to attend the next day’s August Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters. In an effort to [...]

Oyasato Seminar 2013 Comes to a Close

Oyasato Seminar 2013 Comes to a Close

The Oyasato Seminar Korean Course, sponsored by Tenrikyo Overseas Department, was held from August 5 through 17. The Oyasato Seminar, which was launched in 1984 to help nurture successors of the path living outside of Japan, opened the Korean Course five years ago. Seventeen students (11 boys and 6 girls) participated in the course this [...]