Annual Sechi Festival Draws 87,000

The annual Sechi Festival was held between January 5 and 7 in Jiba. Tens of thousands of people, including groups of followers and families from around the country as well as many members of the Diet, returned to the Home of the Parent for this traditional event that has been…

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New Year’s Address by the Shinbashira (2013)

The Shinbashira delivered his New Year’s address at the New Year’s meeting of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters conducted in the Assembly Hall following the evening service on January 4. The meeting was attended by 683 participants, including resident staff members of Church Headquarters, head ministers of directly supervised churches, superintendents of…

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New Year’s Day Service 2013

On January 1, the New Year’s Day Service marking the beginning of the 176th year of Tenrikyo was conducted in the Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. This year also marks the first year of the “three years, one thousand days” pre-anniversary period…

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The Shinbashira Delivers New Year’s Address

The New Year’s meeting of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was conducted in the Assembly Hall following the evening service on January 4. Attending this meeting, at which the Shinbashira delivered his New Year’s address, were 664 officials of Church Headquarters, head ministers of directly supervised churches, superintendents of dioceses, members of…

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