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80 th Birthday Celebration of Rev. Yoshinobu Nakao. July 16, 2008 (DOB: July 11, 1928) . Before he was born. 1925 Tengen Bunkyokai () was established. 1st Kaicho, Rev. Asakichi Nakao. Birth. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • 80th Birthday Celebration ofRev. Yoshinobu NakaoJuly 16, 2008(DOB: July 11, 1928)

  • Before he was born...1925 Tengen Bunkyokai () was established1st Kaicho, Rev. Asakichi Nakao

  • 19287 11 Rev. Asasaburo & Masa Nakao gave birth to Yoshinobu Nakao at Tengen in Mishima, Nara.Birth

  • Childhood1934-1940Young Yoshinobu attended Ichinomoto Shogakko (, Elementary School)Age 11 with siblings at Tengen Church Entrance.

  • SiblingsEtsuko, Masa (mother), Yoichi, Giza, (boy unknown)

  • SiblingsMasa (mother), Yoichi, Etsuko, Mitsuhiro, Giza (missing sister)

  • Childhood1941(13 y/o)1942(14 y/o)1946(18 y/o)

  • Childhood1940-1944Attended Tenri School

  • 1944Yoshinobu, at 16 y/o, had his father passed away for rebirth.

    Yoshinobus youngest brother Yoichi was only 4 years old.

    Yoshinobus mother, Rev. Masa Nakao becomes the third Pastor of Tengen BunkyokaiChildhood

  • 1944 -1946 Attended Tenri Daigaku majoring in ChineseAdulthood

  • Adulthood1946-1948

    Graduated from Tenri Kyokou Honka. Yoshinobu met Mr. Fujimura at this time and they became best friends. 195156

  • Adulthood1948324The first pastor, Rev. Nagayama of Pearl Church has announced that she will be returning to Japan from Hawaii. Yoshinobu went to Yokohama to pick her up.

    Yoshinobu Nakao (20 years old) and Tomiko Ohto (19 years old) met for the very first time at Honki Bunkyo-kai.

  • LoveTomiko Ohto 1948-1953

  • LoveYou could say it was destiny when they met for the first time

    Yoshinobu Nakao (20 years old) and Tomiko Ohto (19 years old) met for the very first time at Honki Bunkyo-kai.Tomiko attended Shuuyoka April June 1948.

    When Tomiko and Rev. Chika Ebizuka (Yoshinobu Grandmother) arrived in Tenri they went to Tengen for Omaeri and again Yoshinobu and Tomiko laid eyes on each other again for the second time which was very unexpected.

    1948

  • Love19521Rev. Yoshinobu visits Tomi-chan in Tokyo! He tells her he would not marry anyone other than her. When it is time for them to say good bye to each other at Shinagawa Train Station they hold and hug each other for 10 minutes and they can' let go! They both shared this same story to me so you know that is was one of their most memorable moments.

  • Tenrikyo1952Rev. Yoshinobu Nakao moved to Otaru, Hokkaido to do Missionary Work.

  • Post Shuyoka1948-1953From the many stories that I (Grace) have heard from Tomi-chan, Yoshinobu was an extremely romantic guy who loved to write love letters. Tomiko had stacks and stacks of love letters from Yoshinobu, that is how they built a close and meaningful relationship.called love. 195310

  • Marriage19531010Rev. Yoshinobu Nakao and Tomiko Ohto are married on this joyous day. They both return to Otaru, Hokkaido to continue missionary work.

  • Married Life19546

  • Mission1954819Requested by the 2nd Shimbashira, Rev. Yoshinobu and Tomiko arrive in Hawaii to take over Rev. Nagayama's mission. Rev. Yoshinobu becomes the second the Pastor of Pearl Church in Palama.

  • Family1955711Rev. Yoshinobu (27 years old) and Tomiko Nakao (26 years old) gives birth to their first baby, Owen.

    1955-1964Together, they have 5 children, Owen, Morris, Elmer, Carl and Grace

  • Family1964Pearl Church and the Nakao Family moves from Palama to 10th Avenue. Then finally after four sons, they give birth to a cute baby girl, Grace Chikako and they all live happily ever after.1964Pearl Church and the Nakao Family moves from Palama to 10th Avenue. Then finally after four sons, they give birth to a cute baby girl, Grace Chikako and they all live happily ever after.1964Pearl Church and the Nakao Family moves from Palama to 10th Avenue. Then finally after four sons, they give birth to a cute baby girl, Grace Chikako and they all live happily ever after.

  • 1971Rev. Masa Nakao (Yoshinobu's mother) asks him for the last time if he will return to Tengento become the fourth pastor of Tengen Bunkyokai. With much thought for all that he and Tomiko has gone through (kuro) and not to mention how difficult it would be for their children to move to Japan, Yoshinobu declined.Mission

  • Mission1974Rev. Yoshinobu's mother, Rev. Masa Nakao passed away for rebirth.

  • LifeYoshinobu & sons.Morris & ElmerYoshinobu & 3rd Shimbashira4th of July picnic

  • Life3rd Shimbashira & his wife, some kids. Owen, Morris, Elmer, Carl, Grace

  • 19801122Owen Nakao & Taeko Araki

  • 1985630Elmer Nakao & Mie Watanabe

  • 1989612Family at the Tenri Cultural Center missionary house.

  • 199296Jon Higa & Grace Nakao

  • Yoshinobu & Tomiko at Tengen1993429

  • Carl Nakao & Karen Goya1993911

  • 1994911Rev. Yoshinobu retires and his first son Rev. Owen Nakao becomes the third pastor of Pearl ChurchYoshinobu at the 2001 4th of July picnic.

  • 1981-1996

    They have 7 beautiful grandchildren, Moses, Annabella, Lucas, Lewis, Alex, Amy and Marika

    19996Moses' Graduation

  • 20001225 Christmas family & friends gathering at Pearl Church

  • David Taylor & Annabella Nakao2007106

  • Moses Nakao & Chieko Toji20071125

  • 1997-2007

    Rev. Yoshinobu works endlessly on Tenrikyo Hawaii Dendocho's history of 50 years in Hawaii.

  • Rev. Yoshinobu completes the history book and it is published. His goal was to finish the book before passing away.2007

  • First Great GrandchildSadie Ayumu Nakao, daughter to Moses & Chieko Nakao was bornMay 5, 2008

  • 80th Birthday Celebration at Pearl ChurchJuly 13, 2008

  • The legacy goes on... Owen, Moses, Ayumu

  • 80th Birthday CelebrationJuly 16, 2008

  • Arigatou Gozaimasu!