Under the new slogan “Letʼs convey a sense of gratitude and expand the circle of joy,” this yearʼs Tenrikyo Hinokishin Day was observed at a large number of 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 [...]
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On April 26, the Monthly Service was conducted at the Main Sanctuary of Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.
Shortly before 9:00 a.m., the Shinbashira and other Service performers left the Staff Quarters to pay their respects at the Foundress’ Sanctuary and the Memorial Hall before proceeding to the Main Sanctuary.
In the Service [...]
From April 20 to 21, Tenrikyo Overseas Department sponsored the fourth Oyasato Junior Spring Gathering in the Home of the Parent, drawing 27 participants including children and adult leaders from three countries—namely, Thailand, the Philippines, and Australia.
This gathering was initially launched in 1996 to provide an opportunity to experience something of the atmosphere of the [...]
The two recent earthquakes in the area around Kumamoto (a foreshock with a magnitude of 6.2 on April 14 and a mainshock with a magnitude of 7.3 on the 16th) and frequent aftershocks, destroyed or damaged a large number of homes and other buildings, leaving approximately 23,000 people in temporary shelters.
Right after the foreshock on [...]
In commemoration of the everliving Oyasama’s 218th birthday, the Oyasama Birth Celebration Service was conducted on April 18 in the Main Sanctuary and Foundress’ Sanctuary at Tenrikyo Church Headquarters [...]
Tenrikyo Women’s Association held its 98th convention in the Inner Courtyard of Church Headquarters on April 19, the day after the Oyasama Birth Celebration Service. The occasion drew 41,000 members.
On the day of the convention, the Home of the Parent was blessed with clear blue skies. When the registration desks opened at 8:00 a.m., groups [...]