Tenrikyo, literally “the Religion of Heavenly Truth,” is a Japanese new religion with a strong Shinto orientation. It is based on a series of revelations received by Nakayama Miki (1798-1887), who was possessed on several occasions by Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, the creator god of the universe. After her death, Nakayama is believed to have ascended to the higher regions, from where she continues to guard over the religion. Her home in Tenri City is regarded as the center of the universe.