First published: 1998
Last updated: March 1, 2020

Onisaburo made countless prophecies in his life.

He had already enjoyed an excellent reputation as a prophet before the outbreak of World War II, and his prophecies covered various topics in an often complex and enigmatic manner.

Some of his prophecies were released in in-house publications as iroha poems[1] and the Omoto Shinka[2]. He also shared his predictions to his believers and others, as shown in the Nyozegamon[3] ("Thus I hear from Onisaburo"; originally, "evam maya srutam") accounts by his adherents.

Onisaburo's prophecies are generally characterized by the following three points:
  1. When an event is prophesied, the date of the event is kept undisclosed.

  2. When the date of an event is prophesied, the details of the event are kept undisclosed.

  3. What Onisaburo does serves as prophecies.

For the first point, Onisaburo wrote a 31-syllable poem to the effect that how the Kami executes His plans depends on how humans behave. Even when an event is programmed to take place in the future, its scheduled date will be moved up or down, depending on people's behavior or efforts.

Therefore, prophesying specific dates or periods is impossible. To put it conversely, prophecies with confidently asserted dates or periods are likely products of wicked deities or lower-level spirits.

The second point is often exemplified by some of Onisaburo's 31-syllable poems indicating only specific dates, such as the one to the effect that Onisaburo will be tormented in the Land of the Kami (= Japan) on January 5, Taisho 10 (= 1921). Incidentally, this poem was released in June, Taisho 7 (1918).

Japan has long adopted both the lunar and solar calendars. Dates based on the lunar calendar were often used when Onisaburo's prophecies were about the grand design of the divine world. January 5, Taisho 10 (1921) was also a lunar calendar date, and its solar calendar equivalent was February 12, Taisho 10 (1921). This poem foretold an event that would torment Onisaburo, yet no one knew what it would actually be like. When that day came, it turned out that the First Omoto Incident, namely the state oppression of the Omoto religious organization, broke out with Onisaburo as its head being imprisoned.

The First Omoto Incident, considered one of the worst unlawful state persecutions of a particular religous group in Japanese history, was siginificant in many respects.

Regarding the second feature of Onisaburo's prophecies, Mr. Yasuaki Deguchi, a grandson of Onisaburo, who he declared was his beloved son spiritually and his only legitimate successor to his divine plans for creating the Age of the Maitreya Kami on earth, said the following:
"As the Bible says, 'But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only' (Matthew 24:36), and the Ofudesaki[4] says, 'The Kami has kept even Nao in the dark about when the world will be remodeled,' the Kami will definitely not reveal His divine secrets to humans.

The webmaster's note:
[1] ^ I-ro-ha are the first three characters of the older Japanese syllabary. The iroha poems are composed of 47 verses, each starting with a different character of the syllabary.

[2] ^ Literally the "Divine Poems of Omoto," the Omoto Shinka are prophetic poems composed by Onisaburo on December 1, Taisho 6 (1917).

[3] ^ A collection of Nyozegamon ("Thus I hear from Onisaburo"; originally, "evam maya srutam") accounts by his believers. Onisaburo personalised those accounts to the different needs of individual believers, prioritising what was best for the salvation of their souls. For this reason, Onisaburo's response even to the same subject may vary with different individuals. Given this potentially inconsistent nature of these accounts, the Nyozegamon is NOT considered a sacred text. Still, they offer profound insights into Onisaburo's views, the afterlife, the deities of the world, divine teachings, and many others.

[4] ^ Literally the "Tip of the Writing Brush," it is a compilation of messages from Deity Kunitokotachi no Mikoto automatically written by illiterate Nao Deguchi. These messages were later proofread by Onisaburo to become the Divine Revelation of Omoto.

To be continued....

1. Onisaburo's General Prophecies

Date Publicized Prophecy Date Fulfilled
Meiji 31 (1898), summer Outbreak of the Russo-Japanese War Meiji 37 (1904)
Meiji 34 (1901), Apr. 18 Details on the Russo-Japanese War, at the residence of Katsutate Nagasawa in Shimizu, Shizuoka

Katsutate Nagasawa was accomplished in the practice of chinkon (quieting the soul)-kishin (opening a channel of communication with the divine). He was deeply erudite in Shinto and spiritual science and renowned as the greatest authority of his generation in this field. He was a disciple of Chikaatsu Honda, a scholar of the Japanese classics.
Meiji 37 (1904)
Meiji 36 (1903), Sep. 10 Outbreaks of the Russo-Japanese War, World War I and World War II, and the development of technology-oriented civilization in his poem collection Iroha Uta, Vol. 2 (Iroha Poems, Vol. 2)

Incidentally, "I-ro-ha" are the first three letters of an old Japanese alphabet.
Meiji 37 (1904), Taisho 3 (1914), Showa 14 (1939) and modern times
Taisho 6 (1917), Nov.-Dec. International affairs surrounding Japan in Taisho 7-10 (1918-1921), Showa 5-8 (1930-1933), and Showa 17-20 (1942-1945) in his Iroha Uta, Vol. 1 (Iroha Poems, Vol. 1) and Omoto Shinka (Divine Poems of Omoto)

These two poem anthologies, together with Iroha Uta, Vol. 2, were later compiled as the Mizu no Shinka (Divine Poems of the Soul of Mizu) on Jan. 2, Taisho 10 (1921).
U.S. bombings of Japan in Showa 17 (1942), Russia's participation in World War II and its occupation of Japan's Kuril Islands in Showa 20 (1945), foreign occupation of Japan in Showa 20 (1945), Japan's loss of Okinawa and Taiwan in Showa 20 (1945), and others.
Taisho 7 (1918), Jan. Nao's ascension Nov. 6, Taisho 7 (1918), the very same day when World War I ended
Taisho 7 (1918), Dec. 22 Persecution of Omoto by the authorities (First Omoto Incident)

Incidentally, in June the same year, Onisaburo composed a 31-syllable poem that alluded to the occurrence of this incident.
Taisho 10 (1921)
Taisho 8 (1919), Jan. 27 Exact date of the First Omoto Incident (Feb. 12, Taisho 10 [1921])

On Jan. 27, 1919, Onisaburo made the following proclamation:

On National Foundation Day in the year of the bird (= Feb. 11, 1921; government decision to persecute Omoto), the flowering spring of four fours are sixteen (= 1927; settlement of the First Omoto Incident), the Reconstruction of the world, the year of the chrysanthemum (= 1941; outbreak of the Pacific War) when even common mortals will hear, the working of September 8 (= Sep. 8, 1951; the San Francisco Peace Treaty).

This is one of many prophecies in the Ofudesaki that alludes to the first government raid of Omoto and to the arrest of Onisaburo on Feb. 12 (the day after National Foundation Day), 1921 (the year of the bird).

  Excerpts from The Great Onisaburo Deguchi

Onisaburo made another pronouncement on December 22, 1918 to the effect that "three years from now if you are not very careful a terrible devil will bewitch you. In the year of the bird an unprecedented and not to be repeated misfortune will befall Henjo Nyoshi(= Onisaburo), so I am warning you in advance.

The "year of the bird" is 1921, "Henjo Nyoshi" is Onisaburo, and, on February 11 (National Foundation Day), 1921, Shohei Fujinuma, Chief of Kyoto Prefectural Police Headquarters, issued an emergency summons, assembled 110 policemen, and, in the early hours of the following morning led a combined force of approximately 250 policemen, with additional recruits from Ayabe and Fukuchiyama, in a raid on Omoto. This was the first suppresion of Omoto.

Feb. 12, Taisho 10 (1921)
Taisho 10 (1921), Jan. Exact hour and date of the demolition of Omoto's holy shrine by the authorities (1:00 PM, Oct. 20, Taisho 10 [1921])

In the January, Taisho 10 edition of the Shinreikai (World of Spirit) magazine, Onisaburo made the above prophecy by introducing the Kirigami Shinji (Paper Cutout Revelation).
1:00 PM, Oct. 20, Taisho 10 (1921)
Taisho 10 (1921), Nov. 4 Assassination of the then Prime Minister Takashi Hara about 10 hours prior to its occurrence Nov. 4, Taisho 10 (1921)
Taisho 12 (1923), spring Outbreak of the Great Tokyo Earthquake Sep. 1, Taisho 12 (1923)
Taisho 13 (1924), Feb. Infiltration of evil spirits into Omoto after Onisaburo's death, trying to mislead the Second Spiritual Leader (Sumi Deguchi) and the Third Spiritual Leader (Naohi Deguchi)--written in Onisaburo's de facto will that he left just before his expedition to Mongolia. His will is named the Nishiki no Miyage (Gift of Brocade). Onisaburo's ascension on Jan. 19, Showa 23 (1948), and postwar history of Omoto
Showa 6 (1931), Sep. 8 Bombing of the Manchurian railway by the Japanese Kwantung Army (Manchurian Incident) 10 days later

  Excerpts from The Great Onisaburo Deguchi

Erecting three stone monuments, prepared some time previously, on the summit of the hill, Honguyama, in Ayabe, Onisaburo warned that, "Ten days from now a great incident will occur and develop on a world scale."

Sep. 18, Showa 6 (1931)
Showa 7 (1932), Feb. 4 Outbreak of World War II and the ensuing tribulations. This Onisaburo says, quoting his prophetic poem collection Mizu no Shinka (Divine Poems of the Soul of Mizu)

  Excerpts from The Great Onisaburo Deguchi

"This year," Onisaburo said, "is 1931 according to the Western calendar, and is therefore the beginning of war (in Japanese the numerals 1, 9 and 3 can be read i-ku-sa, which means war, and the final 1 can be read hajime, which means beginning), and this year is also the 2591st year after the accession of the first Japanese Emperor, and therefore is the beginning of Hell (the numerals 2, 5 and 9 can be read ji-go-ku, which means Hell)." In the same year, Onisaburo republished his book of prophecies Mizu no Shinka, which had caused such a commotion in the Taisho period.

This book contained highly provocative material such as "The Land of the Gods... unassailable by other lands, the land of plenty created by the Gods, this has become a dream of the past." Triggered off by the bombing of the Manchurian Railway, connected to the "Siberian route" which according to Mizu no Shinka the "perverted spirits" would take, war with America and a world war were imminent. ("And presently Japan will be hit by a rain of American bombs without number. The people will ford a river of blood....") Not surprisingly, the highly sensitive authorities were indignant. As early as February 1932, the book was banned.

Showa 14 (1939)-Showa 20 (1945)
Showa 10 (1935), Feb. Japan's participation in World War II, and prophetic warnings on the second government persecution of Omoto (Second Omoto Incident)

  Excerpts from The Great Onisaburo Deguchi

Onisaburo had foreknowledge of the outbreak of the supperssion. He had made prophetic remarks about the destruction of the Gekkyuden ("Palace of the Moon") to the mason Taguchi and to Okuni and others, and would give warning hints to all assembled at ceremonies, pointing to fu ji oracles or sudden blizzards as signs. He would also order the executives to cut their long hair and shave their beards, give followers advice on their conduct and order them to pray more fervently morning and evening.

When the three stone monuments were erected on Mt. Hongu, Onisaburo said, "When these monuments are erected, Manchuria will stir, and then the whole world will move, like this," waving his right arm round and round in the air. He also said, "Then Omoto will cease to exist on the earth, and later the real Omoto will come into being." This was on September 8, Showa 6 (1931). Ten days later, the Manchurian Incident occurred, leading to war between China and Japan, which in turn escalated to the Great East Asian War. Also. in accordance with the latter remark of Onisaburo, Omoto indeed ceased to exist on the earth as a result of the second suppression, to make a new start the year after the end of the war as Aizen-en (Garden of Love and Brotherhood).

Dec. 8 (Japan time), Showa 16 (1941), and Dec. 8, Showa 10 (1935), respectively
Showa 11 (1936), Jan. 27 Acquittal of Omoto

In a photograph, Onisaburo gave "not guilty" sign with his hands.

Sep. 8, Showa 20 (1945)
Showa 17 (1942), Aug. 7 Japan's defeat in World War II

  Excerpts from The Great Onisaburo Deguchi

Onisaburo said, "On the day I left prison (= Aug. 7, Showa 17 [1942]), Japan's defeat in the war began."

On this very day, American forces landed on Guadalcanal, and the first naval battle of the Solomon Islands began. America launched their first major counterattack. The battle of Guadalcanal, together with that of Midway two months earlier, helped turn things around in favor of the United States.

To the followers who came to see him, Onisaburo would say with emphasis, "There will be no divine help in this war," "This war is a war between devils, so do not get involved," and concerning the pitiless destruction of the Omoto headquarters he commented, "The same will happen to Japan, in Tokyo as it did in Kameoka, and at Ise Shrine as it did in Ayabe."

To the followers in Hiroshima he said, "Reclaimed land is dangerous," and ordered them all to evacuate the area. He also warned of what was going to happen to Nagasaki.

Onisaburo would say, "They did all this to Omoto and don't even come to apologize. So Japan will be attacked by the foreign enemy and will be beaten." "They destroyed Omoto's sanctuaries, so the Imperial Palace and Ise Shrine will be attacked from the air." As for the national policy of "carrying through the holy war to a victorious conclusion," his comment was, "God dislikes killing. Omoto will not cooperate in the war."

Aug. 15, Showa 20 (1945)
Showa 18 (1943), Feb. 4 Prophecies in connection with the Mizu no Shinka (Divine Poems of the Soul of Mizu)

  Excerpts from The Great Onisaburo Deguchi

Onisaburo would often say things like, "Omoto is a model of Japan and Japan is a model of the world. Therefore Japan will be defeated and disarmed, and this will become a model for the disarmament of the world." "Omoto is a model, so the defendants will all be found innocent, but the Japanese responsible for the war will not be spared, or those who are spared will for the most part be driven out of public life." He even expressed his concern about things further ahead with remarks like, "Germany and Japan will fall together, and after that America and the USSR will start fighting."

U.S. bombings of Japan, Japan's surrender, the Allied occupation of Japan, etc.
Showa 18 (1943), May Release of 31-syllable poems proclaiming the completion of Onisaburo's mission and equating Showa 18 (1943) with the first year of a new era:

(#1546) Now that the 50-year chi-no-jumbi shingyo (divine work on earth for the preparation of the restructuring and rebuilding of the world) has been completed, the 18th year of Showa (1943) marks the first year of a new age.
(#1549) January 1 of Showa 18 is the day of completing the 50-year divine preparation on earth.
(#1550) The 3,000-year incarceration of Supreme Deity Kunitokotachi of Planet Earth's divine world ends in the 24th year of Meiji (1891).
(#1551) Showa 18 (1943) opens the curtains on the Kami's plans to restructure and rebuild the world.
(#1552) Everything is ready for the 50-year preparation to replace the 3,000-year incarceration.
--Excerpts from the Gessho-zan (Moonlit Mountain)

18 = 3 (mi) x 6 (roku) = miroku = the Japanese transliteration of Maitreya.

Ending his 3,000-year seclusion by the end of Meiji 24 (1891), kunitokotachi used Nao Deguchi to declare the global remodeling in Meiji 25 (1892).

"3,000 years" is a figurative expression for "a long time" or "countless years" and should not be taken literally.
Belonging to the world of divinities, this is beyond the scope of human knowledge
Showa 18 (1943), Oct. Allied powers' victory in World War II

  Excerpts from The Great Onisaburo Deguchi

Telling soldiers leaving for service overseas, "Fire your guns into the air," he would give them advice according to their respective destinations, and he would tell those remaining at home which places would be attacked and which would be safe, and ordered those living in certain districts or cities to evacuate before it was too late. It is in fact quite impossible to tell how many people were saved from "glorious death" and enemy attacks on the Pacific islands, in Southeast Asia, in the Philippines, in China, in Okinawa and on the Japanese mainland, by Onisaburo's timely warnings.

To troops leaving for the front, Onisaburo issued special amulets on which were written the words, "Victory to the Enemy." Of course these were a serious problem, and when it was rumored that there would be a raid by the police or the military police, Onisaburo's attendants became extremely nervous. Ryojin Mori and his son Kiyohide would stay up nearly until dawn sorting through papers looking for the incriminating charms so that none would be found. As for Onisaburo, he was quite unperturbed and would reach for an amulet lying nearby and casually write "American leaflet" next to the words "Victory to the Enemy" (towards the end of the war, America dropped large numbers of leaflets on Japan saying that the Allies would win), as if this would exculpate him.

Aug. 15, Showa 20 (1945)
Showa 18 (1943), Nov. Russia's participation in World War II and its invasion of Dalian

Onisaburo warned his believers in Manchuria to take refuge at the local church of Dao Yuan in case the Soviet invasion occurred.
Showa 20 (1945)
Showa 19 (1944), Jan. Russian takeover of Japan's Kuril Islands Showa 20 (1945)
Showa 19 (1944), May Fulfillment of Vol. 78 of the Reikai Monogatari, where a decadent Japan in the eye of the Creator is reformed by His messengers, resulting in the collapse of the emperor system in Showa 20 (1945) Aug. 15, Showa 20 (1945)
Showa 19 (1944), fall Atomic bombing of Hiroshima

Onisaburo warned members from Hiroshima to move to the backwoods without delay because the city would deal the hardest blow in the end.
Aug. 6, Showa 20 (1945)
Showa 19 (1944), Nov. Fulfillment of Chap. 6, Vol. 67 of the Reikai Monogatari; it foresees the demise of the Japanese Empire, which rose in the Meiji period Aug. 15, Showa 20 (1945), and the Emperor's denial of his own divinity on Jan. 1, Showa 21 (1946)
Showa 20 (1945), Jun. Fulfillment of Chap. 16, Vol. 51 of the Reikai Monogatari, where Japan will lose one of its territories, Taiwan

As for Japan's loss of Taiwan, Onisaburo advised his believers to read this passage.
Aug. 15, Showa 20 (1945)
Showa 20 (1945), just before Japan's surrender Asked by a senior member to make Japan win World War II with kamikaze (divine wind), Onisaburo assured him that the United States would come to Japan to do a good job for the island country. Regarding the good job, Onisaburo had this to say:

"To liken the world to a house, Japan would correspond to the family altar. The altar, however, is filthy with piles of dust. It needs cleaning, but the Japanese themselves would shed blood after blood with one another and never succeed, so the Kami will use a tough guy, MacArthur, to do the job instead. The next focus are the rooms. The rooms of the world would be Korea and China. Then the garden needs to be cleaned. The garden of the world would be the Soviet Union and the United States."
Interestingly, the reform of Japan was followed by the Korean War, the emergence of Communist China, the fall of the Soviet Union, and other historical events in Eurasia.
Showa 20 (1945), Dec. 30 The Dec. 30 (Sunday), Showa 20 (1945) edition of the Daily Osaka Asahi carried the statement that Onisaburo made at at a hot spring resort in Yoshioka, Totori:

  • Onisaburo wishes only for unified peace in the entire universe.
  • There will be a change of perception about Shinto (literally,  the "Way of the Kami") from now on.
  • Shinto as the state religion of Japan is currently the subject of great controversy. It is just that the interpretation of the indigenous faith of the Japanese was wrong.
  • It is the idolatry of Shinto shrines convenient for the government in disregard of the True Entity and the imposition of such a fallacy on the people that misled Japan as a whole. The root of all this, in particular, is that mere humans, not the kami, were enshrined at the state Shinto shrines.
  • Japan is now deprived of all its armaments because the country has the noble mission of pioneering world peace.
  • Only when global disarmament has been achieved can the world enjoy genuine peace, and humanity is getting closer to that era.
(For full text, see The Yoshioka Statement)

Simultaneously, Onisaburo foretold the outbreak of the Vietnam War, the conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union, and the economic prosperity of postwar Japan. He also gave Japanese companies the special advice: "Don't try to make too much money."
Time will tell.

2. Onisaburo's Prophecies in The Reikai Monogatari

Vol. Date Dictated (Solar Calendar) Prophecy Date Fulfilled
1 Oct. 18-26, Taisho 10 (1921), plus part of his works dated January and Feb. 8 of the same year The successor to Supreme Deity Kunitokotachi no Mikoto of Planet Earth's divine world is Shionaga-hiko (Salt-Long-Prince; alias, Banko-daijin), a good-natured deity who descended on what is now called northern China from the realm of the sun. However, unable to rule the world due to the rampage of the evil forces, Shionaga-hiko returned power to Kunitokotachi. Thus, with the stentorian declaration of his pledge to revamp the entire spirit world via Nao Deguchi, Kunitokotachi has been reinstated as chief ruler of the Earth since Meiji 25 (1892).

The Monogatari says there are three major devils on earth that have plunged the world into chaos since its creation: Yamata no Orochi, Kimmoh-kyubi Hakumen-no-Akko, and Rokumen-happi-no-Jaki. They are formed as evil thoughts coagulate.

Yamata-no-Orochi appears in what is known today as Russia, Kimmoh-kyubi Hakumen-no-Akko, in modern-day India, and Rokumen-happi-no-Jaki, in the land of Jews.

Yamata-no-Orochi possesses the heads of twelve regions of the world and uses them to plunge the world of deities into chaos. Kimmoh-kyubi Hakumen-no-Akko possesses the wives of the regional leaders. Rokumen- happi-no-Jaki plots to vandalize every system of the divine world and of the physical world in order to assume the post of ultimate ruler of the Earth and to disrupt the world into pandemonium of lost spirits.
Meiji 25 (1892)
2 Oct. 26-31, Dec. 1-4, 6, 8-9, Taisho 10 (1921) A model of conflicts between Nao and Onisaburo, and between Onisaburo and anti-Onisaburo members. Meiji 32 (1899)-Taisho 5 (1916)
2 Oct. 26-31, Dec. 1-4, 6, 8-9, Taisho 10 (1921) Kunitokotachi, his wife-deity Toyokumonu, and Amaji-wake (Heaven-Way-Deity; a former incarnation of Moses) enact the commandments of heaven and earth:

Internally, you shall:
1. Examine yourself.
2. Feel ashamed.
3. Repent.
4. Revere heaven and earth.
5. Awaken to truth.

Externally, you shall:
1. Strictly observe the way of husband and wife and maintain a monogamous relationship.
2. Serve God, respect your elders and show love and affection for all that is.
3. Be forbidden to commit such immoralities as envy, slander, falsehood, larceny, and murder.

This would be a model of the Lord's bestowing of the Ten Commandments' tablets on Moses
1250-1210 B.C.
3 Nov. 12-18, 20, 28-29, Dec. 6-10, Taisho 10 (1921); Jan. 3, Taisho 11 (1922) Kunitokotachi places 12 balls of Venus (which were originally enshrined on Mount Zion) in 12 different areas of the world. He also appoints 12 Yatsugashira guardians to protect the balls, as well as 12 Yatsuoh rulers to govern these 12 regions:

•Yushan (in Taiwan)
•Mt. Wanshou (in Beijing)
•Rome (in Italy)
•Moscow (in Russia)
•Rocky Mountains (in North America)
•Mt. Kijo (Ogre Castle) (north of Lake Superior in Canada)
•Paektu (in North Korea)
•Kunlun (in China)
•Tien Shan (in Central Asia)
•Mt. Seiun (Blue Cloud) (in Tibet and India)
•Himalayas (in Tibet, Nepal, India and Bhutan), and
•Mt. Tacoma [or Rainier] (near Seattle, the United States).

The Yatsugashira guardians are coaxed by Tokoyo-hiko (Eternal-Land-Prince) and Oh-kuni-hiko (Great-Land-Prince) into running up against the Yatsuoh rulers; it ultimately leads to the Yatsugashira guardians' independence. This is how today's world is divided up into different nations.

Tokoyo-hiko was born from the breath of Shionaga-hiko. This deity had his soul fixed in the Tokoyo no Kuni (Land of Eternity). His wife, Tokoyo-hime (Eternal-Land-Princess) has the secret agenda of trying to have the world in the palm of her hand.

Oh-kuni-hiko (alias, Daijizai-tenjin) is a valorous deity from Uranus. Like Shionaga-hiko, he too was originally a good deity, but with his earthly sojourn prolonged, he degenerated into a container of evil spirits and resorted to wrongdoing.

Tokoyo-hiko is possessed by Yamata-no-Orochi, the Serpent resulting from the spirits of Adam and Eve. Tokoyo-hime is possessed by Kimmoh-kyubi Hakumen-no-Akko. Oh-kuni-hiko is manipulated by Rokumen-happi-no-Jaki.

The Reikai Monogatari is also a drama of the three factions of deities: the Kunitokotachi faction, the Shionaga-hiko faction, and the Oh-kuni-hiko faction.
Conflicts among nations.
5 Jan. 3-7, 9-14, Taisho 11 (1922) A probable model of the Cold War conflicts between the Soviet Union (Tokoyo-hiko, Jr.) and the United States (Oh-kuni-hiko)

While (superficially) worshipping Shionaga-hiko as the new supreme ruler of the Earth's divine world, Tokoyo-hiko, Jr. becomes the de facto leader of all the deities on earth. At the outset of his reign, he relocates the holy city from Jerusalem to Armenia. He also makes Shionaga-hiko live in the Garden of Eden so that he can get away from his nuisance. 
Sometime later, Shionaga-hiko builds his own palace in the Ural.

Meanwhile, Oh-taka-wake (Great-Eagle-Deity), an aide of Tokoyo-hiko, Jr. at the Tokoyo Castle in North America, sides with Oh-kuni-hiko and schemes to rebel against Shionaga-hiko and Tokoyo-hiko, Jr. for hegemony.

Tokoyo-hiko, Jr. and Tokoyo-hime, Jr. change their names to Ural-hiko (Ural-Prince) and Ural-hime (Ural-Princess), respectively.

Such is his tyranny that Ural-hiko (= Tokoyo-hiko, Jr.) banishes Shionaga-hiko (alias, Banko-shinnoh) from the Ural, proclaims himself as Banko-shinnoh and goes overseas to North America to force Oh-kuni-hiko to comply with him. However, seeing through the false Banko-shinnoh, Oh-kuni-hiko fights against him tooth and nail. This brings about hostilities here and there with all the deities belonging to either the Banko-shinnoh (Ural-hiko) bloc or the Oh-kuni-hiko bloc.
Showa 20 (1945)-Heisei 3 (1991)
6 Jan. 15-18, 20-25, Taisho 11 (1922) A model of the Deluge

Natural disasters result from evil thoughts of earthly deities. In light of this principle, the hostilities between Ural-hiko and Oh-kuni-hiko have set in train what the Reikai Monogatari calls the "great mountain pass of the world" (= apocalyptic flood).

To prevent the calamity from happening, the ensnared Kunitokotachi sends his messengers around the globe to warn that the end of the world will come in three years. However, the efforts of his 888 messengers wind up in no avail.

Consequently, the deluge occurs, together with earthquakes and comets, for a total of 567 days, darkening the sun and moon and changing the earth into a "muddy orb."

Meanwhile, many arks are built, and in each there are a pair of deities, cows, horses, sheep, birds and others, as well as scores of days' worth of food.

In addition, the three-story golden palace in the former holy city of Jerusalem begins to rumble and elongate in the sky, where each story extends horizontally, turning into a T-shaped bridge. Then, extending downward from the gold, silver and copper bridges are lines with hooks. They are dubbed the "line of the kami" or the "hook of salvation."

The bridges start saving deities and carrying them on Mt. Tenkyo (= Mt. Fuji), Mt. Chikyo (= the Himalayas) and other high mountains. Normally, deities of the highest spirituality are saved by the gold bridge, and those of mediocre spirituality, by the copper bridge in that order. Interestingly, Ural-hiko, Ural-hime, Oh-kuni-hiko and other evil deities are also scooped up. This would remind the reader of the Christian Rapture.

Unable to stand the sight of this tragedy, Kunitokotachi (creator of Planet Earth) and his wife-deity Toyokumonu pray to the Creator of the universe, the deity of the sun, and the deity of the moon for the salvation of the earthly deities, when all of a sudden, they sacrifice themselves in the flaming crator of Mt. Tenkyo to redeem the sins of the world in exchange for the salvation of all creatures including not just deities but animals and plants as well.

Their utmost grace literally saves everything ranging from deities to animals and insects, and even to plants and leaves. Good deities find it much easier to overcome the "great mountain pass of the world" than evil deities. In any case, all deities on earth, whether they be good or bad, are saved by the unprecedented sacrifice of Kunitokotachi and Toyo-kumo-nu.

As a result of this unheard-of upheaval, the Earth's axis tilted a little southwestward, changing the positions of Japan, which used to be where the North Pole is, and of the Polaris and the Great Dipper right above the island country. The sun also looked as if it sloped a little northward from Japan, and this caused climatic fluctuations thereafer.
6 Jan. 15-18, 20-25, Taisho 11 (1922) Oneness of all good religions

Tsukiteru-hiko (Moon-Shining-Prince) = Gautama Buddha in India
Daruma-hiko (Dharma-Prince) = Bodhidharma in India
Amaji-wake (Way-of-Heaven-Lord) = Moses
Ame-no-mamichi-hiko (True-Path-of-Heaven-Prince) = Elijah
Sukuna-hiko (Little-Prince-the-Renowned-Prince) = Jesus
Ohmichi-wake (Great-Way-Lord;  son of Taka-mi-musu-bi-no-kami [High-August-Producing-Wondrous-Deity]) = Hinode-no-kami (Sunrise-Deity) = Maha Vairocanas (= Dainichi Nyorai)
Toyo-kuni-hime-no-mikoto (Luxuriant-Integrating-Master-Deity; wife of Kuni-toko-tachi-no-mikoto) = Ksitigarbha-bodhisattva (= the Bodhisattva Jizoh, who was entrusted by the Buddha with saving others between the time of the Buddha's demise and the arrival of Maitreya = (at least in Japan) a guardian deity of children)
Hiroyasu-hiko (Propagation-Prince) = Confucius in China
A soul-portion of Kunitokotachi-no-mikoto = Lao-tsu in China
(cf. Oneness of All Good Religions)

The four soul-portions of Kamususanowo no Okami are: Tsukiteru-hiko (Buddha), Daruma-hiko (Bodhidharma), Sukuna-hiko (Jesus), and Hiroyasu-hiko (Confucius).
It is a matter of time.
6 Jan. 15-18, 20-25, Taisho 11 (1922) Birth of Omoto

The San-dai-kyo ("Great 3 Religion") and the Go-dai-kyo (Great 5 Religion) merge into the Ananai-kyo ("3-5 Religion").

In the Reikai Monogatari, the Annai-kyo often corresponds to present-day Omoto. (The webmaster thinks all other good religions are also grouped as the Ananai-kyo in a broader sense.)
Meiji 31 (1898)

10 Feb. 19, 21-23, 25-27, Taisho 11 (1922) A model of the submersion of the Continent of Mu.

To have the postdiluvian world in the palm of their hands, Oh-
(Great-Land-Prince; possessed by Yamata-no-Orochi) and his wife-deity Oh-kuni-hime (Great-Land-Princess"; manipulated by Kimmoh-kyubi Hakumen-no-Akko) falsely proclaim themselves as Hinode no Kami (Sunrise-Deity) and Izanami no Mikoto ("Her Augustness the Female-Who-Invites"), respectively. They soon set up their castle in the Rocky Mountains and begin deceiving innocent deities of the world.

One day, the Oh-kuni-hiko forces wage war against the good deities (who are also members of the Ananai faith) headed by the genuine Hinode no Kami on the Island of Yomotsu (Hades) in the Pacific, which Onisaburo equates with the continent of Mu. (Onisaburo says Mu is about 2,700 ri (Japanese measurement) in length and 3,100 ri in width.)

The devils suffer a total defeat in what the Monogatari calls the "Great Mountain Pass of the World (= Armageddon)," resulting in the sinking of Mu into the sea.

Captain Hinode no Kami and other good deities make a triumphal parade to Mt. Tenkyo (= Mt. Fuji), where the authentic Izanami no Mikoto and Konohama-hime (Princess-Blossoming-Brilliantly-Like-the-Flowers-of-the-Trees) recite congratulatory poems for them.
11 Feb. 28-Mar. 4, Taisho 11 (1922) A probable model of Mitra (or Mithra, Mithras); also a model of the global dissemination of five grains (rice, wheat, beans, millet, and foxtail millet).

Ural-hiko (Ural-Prince; his former name is Tokoyo-hiko and his wife Ural-hime (Ural-Princess; her former name is Tokoyo-hime) set up their major castles in three regions--the Ural Mountains, the Caucasus Mountains, and Armenia.

On the Caucasus Mountains, they especially set up a number of magnificent and luxurious palaces, where they and their subordinates indulge in sensual pleasures as they are manipulated by the three major devils of Yamata-no-Orochi, Kimmoh-kyubi Hakumen-no-Akko, and Rokumen-happi-no-Jaki.

Messengers of the Ananai faith come to drive away Ural-hiko, Ural-hime and other deities to build a shrine for the worship of Kamususanowo no Okami. This shrine is called the Utsushi-kuni-

After abdication, former supreme leader Kunitokotachi of the Earth's divine world entrusts Izanagi no Mikoto and his wife-deity Izanami no Mikoto with creating continents, islands, deities, humans, rivers, mountains, trees, plants, etc.

The enshrined object for Utsushi-kuni-no-miya is Kamususanowo's Totsuka-no-Tsurugi (Ten-Grasp Saber).

The sacred foxes called byakko are ordered to propagate throughout the world the five grains (rice, wheat, beans, millet, and foxtail millet), which have been dedicated to Utsushi-kuni-no-miya. From this moment on, the shrine is called I-inari-no-miya.
12 Mar. 6-11, Taisho 11 (1922) The August Oath between Susanowo (Onisaburo and Omoto) and Amaterasu (Japanese authorities; Amaterasu is the ancestral deity of the imperial family)

Fearing that her brother, Susanowo might plot to seize her domain of the Takaamahara (Heaven of High Plain), Amaterasu asks him to make an oath with her to prove the sincerity of his intentions. So they swear to each other from the opposite banks of the Ame-no-yasu-kaha (Tranquil River of Heaven).

From Susanowo's saber are born three daughters, and from Amaterasu's jewels are born five sons.

As symbolized by 3 beautiful daughters, Susanowo has no evil intent. On the other hand, the oath uncovers Amaterasu's aggressive, rather impure personality (The Monogatari depicts her 5 sons as strong but ferocious).

To examine the Second Omoto Incident in the context of the Kojiki:

Susanowo does not [assume the] rule [of] the dominion with which he has been charged (= earth), but cries and weeps till his eight-grasp beard reaches to the pit of his stomach (= Omoto's scream for global remodeling).

But the sound of bad Deities is like unto the flies in the fifth moon as they all swarm, and in all things every portent of woe arises (eg. rice riots, the Spanish flu and World War I).

When Izanagi no Mikoto rebukes him, Susanowo replies, "I wail because I wish to depart to my deceased mother's land, to the Nether Distant Land (i.e., Hades) (= due to Nao's death)." Then Izanagi is very angry and says, "If that be so, thou shall not dwell in this land (= Onisaburo's entry into Mongolia)" and expels him with a divine expulsion (= The First Omoto Incident).

So Susanowo says to himself, "If that be so, I will take leave of Amaterasu, and depart (= dictation of the Reikai Monogatari)." With these words he goes up to Heaven, whereupon all the mountains and rivers shake, and every land and country quakes (= Showa Shinsei-kai movement and the power of its 8 million supporters)."

So Amaterasu, alarmed at the noise, says, "The reason of the ascent hither of His Augustness my brother is surely no good intent (= subversion charges against Omoto)" and  stamps her feet into the hard ground up to her opposing thighs, kicking away [the earth] like rotten snow, and stands valiantly like unto a mighty man (= the authorities' exaggerated preparations for the raid on Omoto).

Amaterasu asks, "Wherefore ascendest thou hither (= preliminary trial) ?" Then Susanowo replies, "I have no evil intent (= Onisaburo and Omoto plead not guilty). It is only that when the Great-August-Deity [our father] spoke, deigning to enquire the cause of my wailing and weeping, I said 'I wail because I wish to go to my deceased mother's land.'"

Hence, as explained above, Omoto and the Japanese government swear an oath (= trial), and the Supreme Court finds Omoto innocent of subversion against the state, adding that it is a faith having logically consistent precepts on the universe, deities, and life.
The Second Omoto Incident in Showa 10 (1935), and the acquittal of Omoto in Showa 10 (1945)
14 Mar. 23-25, Taisho 11 (1922) The 24th century is the time when the Paradise of the Pure Land will reach completion.

In the Pure Land, aircraft have already been superseded by the Ama-no-hagoromo (celestial robe of an angel), a sophisticated aviation garment that enables one to fly just by wearing it. Trains run in the air at a speed of 500 miles per hour. Moreover, lotus flowers are in full blossom everywhere, making the Land an ineffable utopia.
Just three centuries away
15 Mar. 31-Apr. 4, Taisho 11 (1922) "Uranai"-zation of the Omoto religion.

Uranai-kyo is a religion founded by Takamiya-hime (High-Shrine-Princess), or better known as Taka-hime. It incorporates the teachings of Nao but goes to great lengths to annihilate those of Kamususanowo (= Onisaburo) and his Ananai faith.

Nao's revelations are often dubbed omote (front) teachings, while Onisaburo's, ura (back) teachings. That is, Nao is the "drawing card" of the divine theatrical troupe named Omoto, and Onisaburo is the "director."

Ura as in uranai-kyo means "back," and nai means "void." Thus, literally "void of ura teachings," Uranai-kyo respects only omote teachings (= Nao's teachings), eliminating ura teachings (= Onisaburo's teachings), although the former ranks below the latter.

A model of Taka-hime is believed to be Hisa Fukushima, the third daughter of Nao. Just as in the Reikai Monogatari,  in real life too, Hisa made every effort to obstruct Onisaburo's mission. Besides, as Taka-hime falsely proclaims herself as Hinode-no-kami (Sunrise-Deity) incarnated, so did Hisa.

As prophesied in his de facto will (Nishiki no Miyage) that Onisaburo left just before his mission to Mongolia, evil spirits would infiltrate into Omoto after Onisaburo's death, trying to mislead the Second Spiritual Leader (Sumi Deguchi) and the Third Spiritual Leader (Naohi Deguchi). Consequently, the leadership idolized the Third Spiritual Leader Naohi and her husband Hidemaru in disregard of Onisaburo. For example, the Reikai Monogatari and other works of his were arbitrarily rewritten. Owing to excessive emphasis on Nao, Naohi and Hidemaru, most members no longer studied the teachings of Onisaburo--the main pillar of their own religion.

What's worse, the Fourth Spiritual Leader was supposed to be Naomi Deguchi (Naohi's oldest dauther), but she was irrationally replaced by Kiyoko Mimoro (Kiyoko Deguchi, Naohi's third dauther).

Against this backdrop, a reform movement grew against the "Uranai"-zed leadership, resulting in the eventual split into three sects: Oomoto, Omoto Shinto Rengohkai, and the Aizen-en (the latter two are reformist groups). This is called the Third Omoto Incident.
The Third Omoto Incident in Showa 55 (1980)

To be continued....

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