Scroll on the History Tenrikyo
Scroll explaining the history of the religion of Tenrikyo – a monotheistic religion originating in supposed revelations to a 19th-century Japanese woman named Nakayama Miki, known as Oyasama by followers. Followers of Tenrikyo believe that God, known by several names including Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, expressed divine will through Nakayama’s role as the Shrine of God, and to a lesser extent the roles of the Honseki Izo Iburi and other leaders. Tenrikyo’s worldly aim is to teach and promote the Joyous Life, which is cultivated through acts of charity and mindfulness called hinokishin. The primary operations of Tenrikyo today include 16,833 locally managed churches in Japan, the Jiba in Tenri City, the oyasato-yakata, and many other community-focused organisations. It has 1.75 million followers in Japan, and is estimated to have over 2 million worldwide. The scroll Explains how Nakayama Miki started the religion, and her devine role as “Shrine of God.”
Tenrikyo was originally included as a Shinto state religion in order to avoid persecution by the Edo and Meiji governments.