Tenrikyo Mission New York Center was founded in 1976 as a branch of Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in America in Los Angeles. The purpose is to nurture Tenrikyo followers on the East Coast of the United States. Tenri Cultural Institute (founded in 1991; Executive Director, Rev. Yoichi Fukui) is a division of New York Center located in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. It serves as a Japanese language school, an art gallery, and a concert hall. Followers and non-followers alike are welcome to visit both facilities.

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