This week, we tackled the origin of one of Japan’s new religious movements: Oomoto, or The Great Origin. Where did it come from, and how did the unique combination of two very different people with the right set of circumstances lead it to prominence?
Stalker, Nancy. Prophet Motive: Deguchi Onisaburo, Omoto, and the Rise of New Religions in Imperial Japan.
Garon, Sheldon. Molding Japanese Minds
A publication on the life of Onisaburo by the modern day Omoto movement (Aizen’en)