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Archive for August, 2017

2017 Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba Draws 230,000 to the Home of the Parent

Tenrikyo Church Headquarters hosted the Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba between July 26 and August 4 under the theme “Spreading smiles! Help each other!” For this annual summer festival—which features nightly parades and many varied attractions and activities—a total of 231,012 children and adult leaders returned to Jiba from all over Japan and 20 overseas countries [...]

Oyasato Seminar 2017

Oyasato Seminar 2017

The 2017 Oyasato Seminar, sponsored by Tenrikyo Overseas Department, took place between July 10 and 25 for English-, Chinese-, and Portuguese-speakers and between August 3 and 15 for Korean-speakers [...]

Tenrikyo Oceania Centre Marks Its 20th Anniversary

On July 9, the Shinbashira, his wife, and Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama attended the service commemorating the 20th anniversary of Tenrikyo Oceania Centre (TOC), located in Brisbane, Australia. The commemorative service attracted some 160 people not only from the three largest cities in Australia—Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney—but also from the New Zealand city of Auckland, which [...]

July 2017 Monthly Service

The July Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was performed on the 26th in the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.
In the Service prayer, the Shinbashira expressed appreciation for God the Parent’s love that guides people along the path of the Joyous Life. He then said: “We pray that the Children’s Pilgrimage [...]

Kanrodai Replacement to be conducted on August 24

Church Headquarters announced on August 2 that the model Kanrodai would be replaced after the evening service on August 24. This is due to the “knot” shown on the evening of July 26. The related ceremonies are scheduled as below:
Ceremony to commence the formal preparations: 9:00 A.M., August 8
Ceremony to replace the model Kanrodai: [...]

On the “knot” that arose on the evening of July 26: Need for critical self-reflection

On July 26, at about 6:20 p.m., an individual intruded into the Inner Sanctuary at Church Headquarters and knocked down the upper sections of the Kanrodai.
The evening service on that day was performed at the scheduled time.
Following the evening service, a meeting of Honbu-in (Church Headquarters executive officials) was convened. The Shinbashira addressed [...]