Tenrikyō is a new religious movement that arose in a rural region of Japan during the late Tokugawa period (1838) at the time of the disintegration of the feudal system. It grew through the period of the Meiji Reformation in the late 19th century, through Japanese imperial expansion in the early 20th century, and into the contemporary era of Japanese modernisation, the rise of urban immigration aiding Tenrikyō to gain strength throughout urban areas and beyond the geographical boundary of Japan.

Tenrikyō originated from divine revelations given to a Japanese farmer’s wife named Nakayama Miki, known to Tenrikyō’s followers as ‘Oyasama’ 親様 (beloved mother or parent), ‘Tsukihi no yashiro’ 月日のやしろ (the shrine of God the parent), and the foundress. The teachings of Tenrikyō are founded on ...

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