New Year’s Day Service 2015

The New Year’s Day Service was performed at the Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. This year marks the concluding year of the “three years, one thousand days” activities leading up to the 130th Anniversary of Oyasama. Followers who returned to Jiba despite…

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New Year’s Day Service 2014

On January 1, the New Year’s Day Service marking the second year of the pre-anniversary season leading up to the 130th Anniversary of Oyasama was solemnly performed at the Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. In predawn hours, the sky of the Home…

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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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