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College Division of the Students Training Course

College Division of the Students Training Course

This year’s College Division of the Students Training Course was held at the Home of the Parent from March 3 through 9. A total of 516 university, junior college, graduate school, and technical school students assembled from various parts of the country to participate in the course. Through this weeklong training [...]

Boys and Girls Association Announces New Activity Guidelines and Concrete Goals for 2017 at Leaders’ Meeting

On January 27, the Boys and Girls Association leaders’ first meeting of the year was held in Dining Hall 2, drawing 1,739 participants—including heads of directly supervised chapters and diocese chapters as well as members of the nurturing committees of those chapters.
The meeting began with an address by the Shinbashira, who also serves as president [...]

Women’s Association Announces Its Guidelines and Plans for 2017

Women’s Association Announces Its Guidelines and Plans for 2017

On January 27 and 28, Tenrikyo Women’s Association held a seminar for the chairwomen of directly supervised chapters and diocese chapters at Moya 38 with an attendance of 249 people.

Young Men’s Association Announces Its Guidelines and Plans for 2017

Young Men’s Association Announces Its Guidelines and Plans for 2017

On January 25, Tenrikyo Young Men’s Association held its monthly meeting at Yoki Hall. It was attended by approximately 450 people, including [...]

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 [...]