First published: 1998
Last updated: August 18, 2019




The dragon-shaped Japanese Archepelago, with Kyushu
(pinkish red region) being the dragon's head. Image by
courtesy of the Japan National Tourism Organization.


Onisaburo says that the Japanese Archipelago represents a miniature version of the topography of the world.

Before getting to the point, let us first look at how the Japanese Archipelago was formed according to the Reikai Monogatari.

Ancient Japan was part of the Asian Continent, and the Sea of Japan was non-existent. Similarly, the Pacific Ocean was far from being a vast expanse of waters as it was divided by landmasses.

Perennial evil vibes defiled the spirit world of the Earth, turning it into a pandemonium of wicked deities. Kunitokotachi no Mikoto, the parent deity and creator of the planet's spirit world, blew his top. His anger caused natural calamities, submerging the portions of land known currently as the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean while leaving intact the strongest portions, namely the "dragon-shaped" Japanese Islands. (Vol. 1 of the Reikai Monogatari)


Kunitokotachi no Mikoto, creater of Earth's spirit world


This dragon-shaped archipelago is said to be a carbon copy of Kunitokotachi no Mikoto in his original dragon shape and size when the Earth's surface was still a muddy sea. It was later named the Islands of Onokoro ("Self-Curdling" or "Self-Condensed"; For reference, see SECT. III. - THE ISLAND OF ONOGORO of the Kojiki ("Records of Ancient Matters") by Basil Hall Chamberlain) and was vested with a mission to serve as the ena ("placenta") of the world.
This group of islands is the current Japanese Archipelago. (Imagine the island of Kyushu as the dragon's head and Honshu as its body.)

Then what does Onisaburo mean by the "ena ('placenta') of the world"?
It refers to the idea of Japan being a miniature kata ("model") of the world:
  • Passive kata (world -> Japan -> Omoto)
    What happens to the world, for good or bad, will happen to Japan, which will in turn happen to Omoto with varying degrees of similarity and extent.

  • Active kata (Omoto -> Japan -> world)
    What happens to Omoto, for good or bad, will serve as a self-similar model of Japan, which will in turn serve yet another self-similar model of the world on a larger, more dramatic scale.

The following are striking geographical similarities between the major islands of Japan and the major continents of the world:

Note: The maps below are by courtesy of FREEWORLDMAPS.NET.


Kyushu: Model of Africa


Kyushu, the "head" of the dragon



Africa, an enlarged version of Kyushu



Shikoku: Model of Australia


Shikoku



Australia, an enlarged version of Shikoku



Honshu: Model of Eurasia (Europe + Asia)


Honshu, the "body" of the dragon



Eurasia (Europe + Asia), an enlarged version of Honshu



Hokkaido: Model of North America


Hokkaido



Hokkaido, rotated 90 degrees left



North America, an enlarged version of Hokkaido



Taiwan (= a former territory of Japan): Model of South America


Taiwan



Taiwan, rotated 180 degrees right



South America, an enlarged version of Taiwan



As shown above, Onisaburo claims that the Japanese main island of Honshu corresponds to Eurasia, the northern island of Hokkaido to North America, the island of Shikoku to Australia, the southern island of Kyushu to Africa, and Taiwan (a former territory of Japan) to South America.

The same principle applies to individual geographical features as follows:


Geographical Correlation between Japan and the World
(Excerpts: Reikai no Saikokimitsu by Yasuaki Deguchi. KK Longsellers, 1999.)


Note: Unless otherwise specified, the maps below are by courtesy of Google Maps.


Honshu = Eurasia

The Tsugaru Strait = the Bering Strait


Tsugaru Strait



Bering Strait


The Tsugaru Peninsula = the Chukchi Peninsula (Russia)


Tsugaru Peninsula



Chukchi Peninsula


The Mutsu Peninsula = the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia)


Mutsu Peninsula



Kamchatka Peninsula


Lake Towada = Lake Baikal


Lake Towada



Lake Baikal


The Hachiro Lagoon = the Gulf of Ob


Hachiro Lagoon
Once the second largest lake in Japan after Lake Biwa, the Hachiro Lagoon was mostly reclaimed for rice cultivation. Also called the Hachirogata Regulating Pond.



Gulf of Ob


The Ishinomaki Bay = the Yellow Sea


Ishinomaki Bay



Yellow Sea


The Oshika Peninsula (Miyagi) = the Korean Peninsula (Korea)


Oshika Peninsula



Korean Peninsula


The Kitakami River = the Amur River


Kitakami River
Image by courtesy of nippon.com



Amur River
Image by courtesy of International Rivers


The Abukuma River = the Huang He (Yellow River)


Abukuma River



Huang He (Yellow River)


Lake Inawashiro = Lake Balkhash


Lake Inawashiro



Lake Balkhash


The Tone River = the Yangtze River


Tone River



Yangtze River


The Ogasawara Islands = the Maluku Islands


Ogasawara Islands



Ogasawara Islands (Close up)



Maluku Islands


The Tokyo Bay = the Gulf of Thailand


Tokyo Bay



Gulf of Thailand


The Izu Peninsula = the Malay Peninsula


Izu Peninsula



Malay Peninsula


The Izu Oshima Island = the Sumatra Island


Izu Oshima Island



Sumatra Island


The Omaezaki Peninsula = India


Omaezaki Peninsula



India


The Fuji Mountains = the Himalayas


Fuji Mountains



Himalayas


The Fuji River = the Ganges River


Fuji River



Ganges River
Image by courtesy of Maps of India.com


The Tenryu River = the Indus River


Tenryu River



Indus River
Image by courtesy of The Better India


The Kiso River = the Euphrates River


Kiso River



Euphrates River


The Ise Bay = the Persian Gulf (also known as the Arabian Gulf)


Ise Bay



Persian Gulf


The Kii Peninsula = the Arabian Peninsula


Kii Peninsula



Arabian Peninsula


Lake Suwa = the Aral Sea


Lake Suwa



Aral Sea


Lake Biwa = the Caspian Sea


Lake Biwa



Caspian Sea


The Osaka Bay = the Black Sea


Osaka Bay



Black Sea


The Nodai River (Niigata) = the Lena River (Russia)


Nodai River



Lena River


The Shinano River = the Ob River


Shinano River



Ob River


The Sado Island = the Novaya Zemlya Islands


Sado Island



Novaya Zemlya Islands


The Noto Peninsula = the Scandinavian Peninsula


Noto Peninsula



Scandinavian Peninsula


The Jinzu River = the Northern Dvina River


Jjinzu River



Northern Dvina River


The Awaji Island = the New Guinea Island


Awaji Island



New Guinea Island


The Seto Inland Sea = the Mediterranean Sea


Seto Inland Sea



Mediterranean Sea


The Oki Islands = United Kingdom and Ireland


Oki Islands



United Kingdom and Ireland


The Kanmon Strait = the Strait of Gibraltar


Kanmon Strait



Strait of Gibraltar


The Iki Island = Iceland


Iki Island



Iceland


The Tsushima Islands = the Svalbard Islands


Tsushima Islands



Svalbard Islands



Hokkaido = North America

The Nemuro Bay = the Hudson Bay


Nemuro Bay



Hudson Bay


The Kuril Islands = the Queen Elizabeth Islands (formerly known as the Parry Islands)


Kuril Islands



Queen Elizabeth Islands


The Kunashiri Island = the Labrador Peninsula


Kunashiri Island



Labrador Peninsula


Sakhalin (former Japanese island) = the Baffin Island


Sakhalin



Baffin Island


The Uchiura Bay = the Gulf of Mexico


Uchiura Bay



Gulf of Mexico



Shikoku = Australia

The Tosa Bay = the Great Australian Bight


Tosa Bay



Great Australian Bight


The Hiuchi Open Sea = the Gulf of Carpentaria


Hiuchi Open Sea



Gulf of Carpentaria



Kyushu = Africa

The Tanegashima Island = the Madagascar Island


Tanegashima Island



Madagascar Island



Taiwan = South America





Now turn to some incidents from Omoto's annals that seem to exemplify the idea of kata (model), where events of divine importance occur through fractal patterns:

[1]
  • Jul. 22, 1934: The Showa Shinseikai was inaugurated at the Armed Forces' Hall at Kudan in Tokyo.
  • Jul. 22, 1940: The Second Konoe Cabinet was formed at the Armed Forces' Hall at Kudan in Tokyo.
The chairman of the Showa Shinseikai was Onisaburo Deguchi, and the vice chairman was Ryohei Uchida, a pioneer in the Japanese right-wing movement. Similarly, the head of the Konoe Cabinet was Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe, and his appointed War Minister was Hideki Tojo, a right-wing militarist who later became prime minister.


[2]
  • Dec. 8, 1935: The Second Omoto Incident broke out.
  • Dec. 8 (Japan time), 1941: Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor triggered what the Japanese call the Pacific War.
The Tokkotai (special secret service police) launched a sneak attack on Onisaburo, who stayed at Omoto's Matsue branch along Lake Shinji, whereas the tokkotai (suicidal banzai unit) launched a sneak attack on the U.S. Pacific fleet, which was at anchor along Pearl Harbor.

As an aside, the dawn of December 8 is the de facto birthday of Buddhism, when Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment under the bo tree, looking up at the bright morning star.


[3]
  • Apr. 18, 1936: The holy sanctuaries of Ayabe and Kameoka were unlawfully forfeited and sold.
  • Apr. 18, 1942: The first aerial bombing of Tokyo by U.S. aircraft.
Besides the forfeiture of Omoto's two holy sanctuaries, its local chapters and other facilities were all destroyed. Onisaburo once said that Ayabe was a model of the Grand Shrines of Ise (summit of all Japanese Shinto shrines), and Kameoka, a model of Tokyo. Truly, 6 years later, Tokyo, Nagoya, Kobe and other big cities were bombed by sixteen U.S. aircraft. The Grand Shrines of Ise were not spared, either.


[4]
  • Sep. 8, 1945: The Supreme Court pronounced Omoto innocent to end the perennial court battle.
  • Sep. 8, 1951: Japan signed the peace treaty in San Francisco to end the Pacific War and the ensuing occupation by the Allied Forces.
The number of suspects who appealed it to the Supreme Court was 48 except Onisaburo and his wife Sumi. Meanwhile, the number of nations which attended the signing of the peace accord in San Francisco was 48 except Japan.

The Second Omoto Incident was resolved on Sep. 8, 1945; on the same day, General Douglas MacArthur and his 15,000 soldiers including the 8,000 cavalry set foot on Japanese soil, making them the very first foreign army to occupy the country since its foundation.

Incidentally, Onisaburo had been in jail for 6 years and 8 months, or 2,435 days from Dec. 8, 1935 to Aug. 7, 1942 (including two leap years), while Japan had been under the Allied occupation for 6 years and 8 months, or 2,435 days from Aug. 28, 1945 (when the Allied advance contingent arrived at the air base in Atsugi) to Apr. 27, 1952 (the day before the enactment of the peace treaty in San Francisco) (including two leap years).

The Second Omoto Incident had extended for 9 years and 9 months from Dec. 8, 1935 to Sep. 8, 1945, while the Pacific War had lasted for 9 years and 9 months from Dec. 8, 1941 to Sep. 8, 1951.

Just as Onisaburo abandoned the right to seek compensation for the Second Omoto Incident, the Allied Powers abandoned their right to seek indemnities from Japan. Just as the holy sanctuaries of Ayabe and Kameoka were unconditionally reverted to Omoto, the Allied Nations reverted the Japanese Archipelago undivided.





As miniature versions of Japan and the world, Omoto served bad models as well.

A classic example would be Hisa Fukushima, the third daughter of Foundress Nao Deguchi. Based on her revelations coming from wicked deities, Hisa made every effort to slander Onisaburo and get in his way. Herein lies the airtight plot of the Kami's drama. In other words, the Kami let Hisa play the villain to proactively create a model where evil deities would surrender to the Kami and repent.




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