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Archive for February, 2017

120th Anniversary of Oyasama to Be Conducted on January 26, 2006

Following the Spring Grand Service on January 26, the Shinbashira made an announcement as to how the 120th Anniversary of Oyasama should be conducted. The announcement was made at a meeting of Church Headquarters resident staff members, head ministers of directly supervised churches, and diocese superintendents.
He said that the Service [...]

Tenrikyo’s Way of Thinking and Living: Jiba’s Openness

At the entrance to a Japanese Shinto shrine, there is usually a gateway and a path leading to the shrine; there is a certain route for worshipers. In addition, the boundaries of the shrine precincts are easy to recognize in most cases.
How about Jiba? A black gate stands about 150 meters (492 ft.) south of [...]

New Publication: Tale of Oyasama, vol. 2

New Publication: Tale of Oyasama, vol. 2

Volume two of Tale of Oyasama was published on January 26, 2017, by Tenrikyo Doyusha Publishing Company, following the publication of volume one in 2016. The second volume presents an English translation of Part Two of Gekiga Oyasama monogatari, newly revised edition (aidoku shinso ban), published in Japanese in 2008.
This manga rendition, which is based [...]

The Shinbashira’s Sermon at the Spring Grand Service 2017

May I begin by expressing my sincere appreciation for the effort you have made to return to Jiba from near and far to attend today’s Spring Grand Service. The Service having duly been conducted, I would like to take this opportunity to share some of my thoughts with you. May I, therefore, have your attention [...]

Date Announced for the Wedding of Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama and Nobue Kamikawa

The wedding of Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama and Miss Nobue Kamikawa—the second daughter of Shuji Kamikawa, a staff minister of Kawaramachi Grand Church—will take place on September 1, according to an announcement made at a meeting of Honbu-in (Church Headquarters executive officials) held after the November Monthly Service on November 26, 2016. Further details will be [...]

Sechi Festival Draws 71,111 people

Sechi Festival Draws 71,111 people

The Sechi Festival, an annual New Year’s event at the Home of the Parent, was held from January 5 to 7. This long-standing, traditional festival was first held when Oyasama was physically present.