Anecdotes of Oyasama 19

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Anecdotes of Oyasama
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Author: Various authors
Date Published: 1976
Pages: 159 (English ed.)

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Anecdotes of Oyasama 19 presents the contents of "Children Playing Shuttlecock," a selection from Anecdotes of Oyasama, published by Tenrikyo Church Headquarters in 1976. The content below appears on page 14 of the print edition.

Text: English translation and original Japanese

19. Children Playing Shuttlecock

The songs for the Teodori, part of the Mikagura-uta, were written by Oyasama at fixed times during the eight months from January to August of 1867. This was how the songs were taught to the world for the first time. It took three years to teach the dance. Oyasama taught six persons how to dance, making the movements Herself with Her hands and arms, and repeating them three times. Three persons learned while the other three watched. Oyasama said nothing even if someone made a mistake.

"I would not put him to shame,"

is said to be Oyasama's comment. She taught every movement three times and completed the teaching in three years. While teaching, Oyasama would say:

"It is like children playing shuttlecock during the New Year's season, singing 'One, Two.'"[1]

This is the story that Shirobei Umetani heard from a senior in the faith.

  1. Refers to the counting of the songs in the Mikagura-uta.

一九 子供が羽根を

「みかぐらうたのうち、てをどりの歌は、慶応三年正月にはじまり、同八月に到る八ヵ月の間に、神様が刻限々々に、お教え下されたものです。これが、世界へ一番最初はじめ出したのであります。お手振りは、満三年かかりました。教祖は、三度まで教えて下さるので、六人のうち三人立つ、三人は見てる。教祖は、お手振りして教えて下され ました。そうして、こちらが違うても、言うて下さりません。  






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