Naokichi Takai was born in Bunkyu 1 (1861) in Oihara Village, Shiki County, Kawachi Province (currently Oihara, Yao City, Osaka Prefecture) on January 19, 1861. He was the first son of his father, Naoemon, and his mother, Mino.
Takai Naokichi’s parents were Naoemon and Mino. His family was renowned for owning a lot of rice fields and his father was an important person in the village.
In 1880, he moved into the Residence with Yosaburo Miyamori and became one of the first live-in seinen (young men).
When Naokichi was three years old, however, his father Naoemon, passed away suddenly. Thereafter, he was raised by his elder sister, Nao, and her husband, Shogoro.
In 1884, he received the Sazuke of Breath.
He assumed numerous positions of importance as an executive official of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters such as the superintendent of various dioceses.
Mentions in Anecdotes of Oyasama
|70. Threshing Wheat||七〇 麦かち||60|
|119. Children Returning from Afar||一一九 遠方から子供が||98|
|130. Fine Dust||一三〇 小さな埃は||107|
|131. On the Side of God||一三一 神の方には||107|
|132. To Be Eaten Deliciously||一三二 おいしいと言うて||108|
|151. Grant for Safe Childbirth||一五一 をびや許し||123|
|173. All Days are Lucky Days||一七三 皆、吉い日やで||138|
|195. Thank You for Your Trouble||一九五 御苦労さま||153|
- Insights into the Anecdotes: Naokichi Takai (1861–1941), Anecdote 130 “Fine Dust” Tenrikyo Online
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