First published: Jul. 3, 2011
Last updated: Jul. 10, 2011

Onisaburo comments on the Jewish people or issues surrounding them in his literature.

The webmaster is pleased to cite some of his major comments in the following.

[1] Israel's Twelve Tribes and the Japanese

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), he said:
  • The best of Israel's twelve tribes came to Japan, and
  • (At the time of his remark) one third of the Jewish people were good. And 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.

In this particular 31-syllable poem, he says something to the effect that the US-Japan war of the time was plotted and caused by American Freemasonry.

[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 explored this mysterious possibility in his book titled The Japanese and the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel.
In fact, the author pointed 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 revoke 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).

PDF versions of the Reikai Monogatari (Vol. 64 Parts 1 & 2; in Japanese) are now publicly available at:

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

  • This volume was dictated for four days from July 10 to 13, Taisho 12 (1923)
  • Besides an astonishingly accurate description of Jerusalem (Note: Onisaburo had never been there), it witnesses the near completion of the basic construction of the Hebrew University, which was actually under way in Jerusalem in those days.

The Seven Mysteries of the Jews
  1. Despite their unbroken line of kings, they destroyed their country by themselves.
  2. Even 2,600 years after the Diaspora, 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 dealing with ancient Hebrew are held in high esteem. Despite that, they never forget their glorious kingdom or forsake their faith.
  5. Under no circumstances do they try to assimilate with other peoples.
  6. Countryless as they may be, they make unrelenting efforts to unify the world.
  7. Politically, economically and academically, the world today is unfolding as they want it to.

The Seven Mysteries of the Japanese
  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 more and more.
  2. Although they call their country the land of kami, few of them think of themselves as the chosen people or the people of kami.
  3. They have never restored their nation.
  4. By handing down their mother tongue from generation to generation, they have not made it obsolete; therefore, they have never restored their language.
  5. No matter how unassimilable they may look, they can actually assimilate manners and customs of any country, embrasing whatever ideology or religion in such a unifying way as to forget their own.
  6. While the Americans use every means available to unify the world, the Japanese try to soar high with righteousness and integrity - namely, the will of kami.
  7. The world has plans to try to isolate the island country en masse, but the Japanese have yet to map out global strategies.

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, the Jews 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 the Jews and the Japanese.

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

However, 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 Sardinia Island (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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