First published: July 3, 2011
Last updated: February 26, 2023

Onisaburo comments on Jewish people in his literature.
Here are some of his major comments.

1. Israel's Twelve Tribes and Japanese People

The above is an excerpt from the Shingetsu no Kage (Light of the New Moon), a collection of nyoze gamon (Thus I hear from the Master Onisaburo Deguchi) accounts by his believers.

In his remark dated June 9, Showa 19 (1944), Onisaburo said:
  • The best of Israel's twelve tribes came to Japan, and

  • (At the time of his remark) one third of Jewish people were good, whereas some of the remaining two-thirds were engaged in Freemason activities. They were the main initiators of the then-current wars.

2. War on Japan and Freemasonry

The above is an excerpt from the Gessho-zan (Moonlit Mountain), a collection of Onisaburo's 3,939 poems from August 7, 1942 to August 25, 1946.

As for this particular 31-syllable poem, Onisaburo said something to the effect that American Freemasonry masterminded the US-Japan war of the time.

3. Origin of the Yamato Race

The above is an excerpt from the Onisaburo to Seinen Zadankai (Youth Members' Round-Table Talks with Onisaburo), a compilation of stories based on dialogues and interactions between young believers and Onisaburo from May, Showa 6 (1931) to August, Showa 8 (1933).

In this particular dialogue, Onisaburo says that the Yamato race, who is believed to have established Japan's earliest unified state in present-day Nara by A.D. 350, came from around Jerusalem in Palestine or from around Asia Minor.

The late Joseph Eidelberg explores this mysterious possibility in his book titled The Japanese and the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel.

In fact, Eidelberg points out striking similarities between the Hebrew alphabet and the Japanese kana syllabaries (see below).

If it were proved that the Japanese kana syllabaries came from Hebrew, it would invalidate the conventional view that the kana syllabaries were created out of Chinese characters.

Interestingly, Eidelberg suggests that the term Yamato might be a combination of YA (Yahweh, God) and UMATO ("people" in Aramaic).

Now, let us look at the next picture.

It is a design of the Imperial Family.
The animal on the right is the lion, and the one on the left is the unicorn.

In ancient Japan, there were no lions, but they were often guardians of Shinto shrines with their ultimate priest being the Emperor since ancient times. Why?

The unicorn is the crest of the tribe of Joseph, to which the tribe of Ephraim belongs. Some people aruge that the Imperial Family, the strongest tribe of the Yamato race, must have been descendants of the tribe of Ephraim.

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4. The Reikai Monogatari and Jewish People

The above is an excerpt from the Shingetsu no Kage (Light of the New Moon).

In Showa 18 (1943), Onisaburo was quoted as saying:

  • It was crucially important to recognize Jewish issues, and

  • Onisaburo never wrote anything bad about Jewish people in his literature, especially the Reikai Monogatari (Vol. 64 Parts 1 & 2).

The PDF version of the Reikai Monogatari (Vol. 64 Parts 1 & 2; in Japanese) is publicly available on the Aizen-en's website:

Volume 64 Part 1 describes the seven mysteries of the Jews and those of the Japanese.

Please note that this volume:
  • Was dictated by Onisaburo to his adherent-scribes for four days from July 10 to 13, Taisho 12 (1923).

  • Provides an astonishingly accurate description of Jerusalem, where Onisaburo had never been in his lifetime, and

  • Observes the basic construction of the Hebrew University nearing completion, which was actually underway in Jerusalem in those days.

Seven Mysteries of Jewish People (as of 1923)
  1. Despite their unbroken line of kings, they destroyed their country by themselves.

  2. It has been 2,600 years since the Diaspora, but even today they still think of themselves as the chosen people.

  3. They restored a Jewish nation, albeit small, in Palestine for the first time in 2,600 years.

  4. They consigned their mother tongue into such oblivion that those working on it are admired as great scholars. For all this situation, they never forget their glorious kingdom or forsake their faith.

  5. Under no circumstances do they assimilate into other races or peoples.

  6. While they have no nation-state, they strive continuously to unify the world, and

  7. The world today is unfolding as they want it to at their discretion politically, economically and academically.

Seven Mysteries of Japanese People (as of 1923)
  1. Upholding their unbroken line of emperors, they always act with righteousness. Not even once have they been invaded by other countries, and they are flourishing ever more.

  2. Although they call their country the land of the Kami, few of them think of themselves as the chosen people or the people of the Kami.

  3. They have never restored their nation.

  4. They have kept their mother tongue from becoming obsolete by handing it down from generation to generation. Therefore, they have never restored their national language.

  5. No matter how unassimilable they may look, they can actually assimilate manners and customs of any country, and embrace whatever ideology or religion in such a unifying manner as to forget their own.

  6. While the Tokoyo no Kuni (Land of Eternity: usually refers to North America) uses every means available to unify the world, Japanese people try to soar high with righteousness and integrity - namely, the will of the Kami, and

  7. The world has plans to isolate the Rising-Sun Islands en masse, but Japanese people still lack global strategies, which is a stark contrast with Jewish people.

Mysteriously still, when the Jewish nation was destroyed 2,600 years ago, the Japanese nation came into being with the enthronement of the country's first Emperor Jimmu. When Japan was under the Allied occupation, Jewish people declared the creation of Israel in Palestine in 1948.

An Omoto myth can shed light on this two-sides-of-a-coin kind of relationship between Jewish and Japanese people.

In the age of the divinities 350,000 years ago (Note: This number should be taken as figurative), the Supreme Leader Kuni-toko-tachi-no-mikoto (Earth-Eternally-Standing-Deity), creater of Earth's spirit world, had a divine rule in Jerusalem, and the world enjoyed peace and prosperity.

Kunitokotachi no Mikoto, creater of Earth's spirit world

Nevertheless, with more deities manipulated by evil spirits into seeking carnal gratifications, Kuni-toko-tachi's reign began to crumble. The crooked deities finally conspired to oust the Supreme Leader, which culminated in his withdrawal in the Japanese Archipelago and his wife-deity Toyo-kumo-nu-no-mikoto (Luxuriant-Integrating-Master-Deity)'s compassionate seclusion in the Italian island of Sardinia (later Jerusalem).

This explains - at least to a certain degree - why the two peoples have a lot in common in many respects.

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To be continued...

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