Spring Grand Service 2021

On January 26, the Spring Grand Service was conducted at Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama serving as chief officiant on behalf of the Shinbashira. The Grand Service commemorates the day when Oyasama withdrew from physical life—namely, the lunar calendar date of January 26, 1887. It was on that…

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Insights into the Anecdotes: Tamezo Yamazawa (1857–1936), Anecdote 90 “Deeper in the Second Generation than in the First”

The Anecdote (Summary)   When Tamezo Yamazawa began to serve Oyasama in about 1881, She instructed him in the following manner:   God says, “Showing innen [causality] to parents, God waits for children to appear.” Do you understand? Therefore, virtue is more deeply planted in the second generation than in…

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Insights into the Anecdotes: Zenroku Okamoto (1849–1912) and His Wife, Shina, (1856–1912), Anecdote 86 “Great Salvation”

The Anecdote (Summary)   Shina, wife of Zenroku Okamoto of Nagahara Village in Yamato Province, had seven pregnancies. However, only two children, the eldest son, Eitaro, and the youngest daughter, Kan, survived. Sometime around August 1881 a farmer named Tarobei Imada—who owned about six hectares (15 acres) of rice fields…

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