2023 New Year’s Day Service

On January 1, the New Year’s Day Service for the 186th year of the Teaching (2023) was duly performed from 5:00 a.m. in the Main Sanctuary with Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama as chief officiant. [Many followers who had gathered at the Home of the Parent before daybreak attended the first Service…

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Season’s Greetings from the Shinbashira

Happy New Year! I would like to express my deepest appreciation to all of you for the sincerity you brought to the work of the path last year despite the ongoing difficulties. As we have entered the new year, the first year of the “three years, one thousand days” period…

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December 2022 Monthly Service

The December Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was performed on the 26th in the Main Sanctuary, with Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama serving as chief officiant on behalf of the Shinbashira. In the Service prayer, Rev. Nakayama first looked back on how the intention to observe the 140th Anniversary of Oyasama…

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Insights into the Anecdotes: Shobei Masuno (1849–1914), Anecdote 145 “Always in a Comfortable Place to Live”

The Anecdote (Summary) When Shobei Masuno’s wife, Ito, visited her childhood friend Cho, daughter of Yazaemon Koyama of Sannomiya in Kobe in February 1884, Cho said to her, “Tenri-O-no-Mikoto is truly the all-powerful God of wonders.” Ito had been suffering for three years from an eye disease. Several famous doctors…

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