The prophecy of the outbreak of a war by automatic writing
In 1903, the founder of Oomoto religion,Nao Deguchi predicted the outbreak of the Russo-Japanese war by automatic writing.
A Shinto god, "Ushitora no Konjin" which means "the golden god of northeast", possessed Nao and predicted the future by automatic writing.
Nao Deguchi (1836–1918), the founder of Oomoto religion. She was possessed by a Shinto god "Ushitora no Konjin" and made predictions of the Sino-Japanese War and the Russo-Japanese War.
In 1893, Ushitora no Konjin gave Nao the prophecy of the outbreak of the Russo-Japanese War.
"I informed Deguchi Nao in Meiji 26 (1893) that a great war will break out from Russia.
I will give Japan a victory to govern the world."
The words of a Shinto god, Ushitora no Konjin written by automatic writing.
In 1899, six years after the above prophecy, a violent anti-foreign uprising took place in China by the Militia United in Righteousness (Yihetuan) to oppose to Western colonialism and the Christian missionary activity.
Since many of the members of Yihetuan had been practitioners of Chinese martial arts (Chinese Boxing), they were called as "Boxer" and this uprising as "the Boxer Rebellion".
A Boxer during the revolt. They were armed with rifles and swords and claimed supernatural invulnerability towards blows of cannon, rifle shots, and knife attacks.
Several months after, the participants of the Boxer Rebellion converged on the Chinese capital, Beijing with the slogan "Support the Qing government and exterminate the foreigners."
The Empress Dowager Cixi supported the Boxers and on June 21, she issued an Imperial Decree declaring war on the foreign powers.
In order to quell the Boxer Rebellion and to relieve the international legations under siege in Beijing, the Russians and the Japanese both contributed troops to the eight-member international force sent in 1900.
Russia had already sent 177,000 soldiers to Manchuria, nominally to protect its railways under construction.
Russian officers in Manchuria during the Boxer Rebellion.
Japanese marines who served in the Seymour Expedition.
The Eight-Nation Alliance brought 20,000 armed troops to China and defeated the Imperial Army, and arrived at Peking on August 14, relieving the siege of the Legations.
After the Boxer Rebellion, 100,000 Russian soldiers were stationed in Manchuria.
The Russian troops settled in and they had actually strengthened their position in Manchuria, causing the Japanese much anxiety.
Under such a situation, the relations between Russia and Japan was strained to the breaking point.
Shinto god's Prophecy of the Russo-Japanese War
On 18, April 1901, Onisaburo Deguchi, a spiritual leader of Oomoto religion visited Katsutate Nagasawa, a Shinto priest of Yamanashi shrine in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Deguchi Onisaburo (1871-1948), who was a spiritual leader of religious movement in Japan in the early 1900s.
Nagasawa intended to invoke a Shinto god to possess Onisaburo and to ask the god the future of the relations between Russia and Japan.
Nagasawa and Onisaburo washed hands and rinsed mouth and sit face to face before the Yamanashi shrine.
After confirming that Onisaburo was possessed by a Shinto god, Nagasawa asked him the relation between Russia and Japanese in the future.
"Will a war between Japan and Russia break out?"
"Yes, it will."
"When will it break out?
"In August this year.
But it will be postponed until February, 1904.
The war mood will grow from July, 1903.
And the war will break out in February 1904."
"Will Japan be able to win this war?"
"Yes, Japanese will gain a series of victories.
But, seven warships will sink and many soldiers will lose their lives."
"When will peace come?"
"The peace will come by September in the second year of war."
The above questions and answers lasted for about two hours.
According to Nagasawa, the divine spirit which possessed Onisaburo at this time was a god of a Shinto shrine "Iwashimizu Hachimangū" in Kyoto.
Iwashimizu Hachiman Shrine, Kyoto, Japan.
Onisaburo answered to Nagasawa's question in detail from the Russia's plan of operations to the diplomatic negotiations.
Fulfilled prophecy of the Russo-Japanese War
In the above prophecy, Onisaburo predicted that the war mood will grow from July, 1903.
Actually, the Russians acquired mining and forestry concessions near the Yalu and Tumen rivers, and then they demanded the lease of Ryongamp'o in Korea in July 1903, which created a backlash in Japan.
Greater Manchuria. Russian (outer) Manchuria is the lighter red region to the upper right.
At first, the Japanese statesman, Hirobumi Itō started to negotiate with the Russians, because he regarded Japan as too weak to evict the Russians militarily.
However, the Japanese government realized that Russia was not interested in the Japanese proposal.
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia held the Japanese in contempt as "yellow monkeys", and he took for granted that the Japanese would simply yield in the face of Russia's superior power.
Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia. He was convinced that Russia would win.
Then, on October 3, 1904, Russia presented to the Japanese government the counterproposal, which was not acceptable to Japan.
As a result, on February 6, 1904, Japan severed deplomatic relations with Russia and on 8 February, Japan issued a declaration of war.
Thus, the Russo-Japanese War broke out on February, 1904, as Onisaburo predicted.
Contrary to the expectation of Nicholas II, Russia suffered multiple defeats by Japan and the Russians were forced into suing for peace.
Russian cruiser Pallada under fire at Port Arthur.
However, the Japanese Army suffered heavy casualties.
The number of Japanese Army dead in combat or died of wounds is put at around 59,000 with around 27,000 additional casualties from disease, and between 6,000 and 12,000 wounded.
Japanese assault on the entrenched Russian forces, 1904.
Finally, Russia was force to accept a humiliating peace and the war concluded with the Treaty of Portsmouth on September 5, 1905, mediated by US President Theodore Roosevelt.
Negotiating the Treaty of Portsmouth (1905).
The peace came by September in the second year of the Russo-Japanese War, just as Onisaburo predicted.
Unfulfilled Prophecy of the Russo-Japanese War
By the way, Onisaburo predicted that the seven Japanese warships would sink.
But, the losses of the Imperial Japanese Navy through the Russo-Japanese War were 2 Battleships, 1 Coastal Battleship, 4 Cruisers, 7 Destroyers and 1 Auxiliary Gunboat and thus the total warships sunk were 15.
Regarding this point, I think that Onisaburo's prediction was not fulfilled.
However, Onisaburo's prophecy was realized with great precision, except for this inconsistency.
April 30, 2018
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