All three volumes of the Tale of Oyasama are now available in e-book form. The Tale of Oyasama—which has been published by Tenrikyo Doyusha Publishing Company in collaboration with the Overseas Department—presents an English translation of Parts One through Three of Gekiga Oyasama monogatari, newly revised edition (aidoku shinso ban), published in Japanese in 2008.
Gekiga Oyasama monogatari is a manga rendition of The Life of Oyasama, which is a primary source for understanding Oyasama’s fifty-year Divine Model, which the followers of Tenrikyo are striving to emulate in their daily lives. It is the translator’s hope that this English translation will “help bridge a cultural gap between Oyasama’s historical background and ours by providing a pictorial narrative of Her life in the English language and, thus, assist many people unfamiliar with the Japanese language and culture to come closer to grasping the parental love infused in Oyasama’s Divine Model” (Translator’s Note in vol. 1).
All three volumes are available for purchase at $5.00 each in the Kindle Store at Amazon.com. Please download the free Kindle app to read them on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.