An old woman possessed by Golden God
On January 1, 1892, Nao Deguchi, a woman of 55 years old in Ayabe, Kyoto, Japan, suddenly shouted out loudly against her will.
"I am 'Ushitora no Konjin.'
This is the age when the wicked prospers.
I will change this world and reconstruct it for the good people."
"Ushitora no Konjin" is a Shinto god, meaning "Golden god of northeast."
Nao Deguchi (1836–1918), the founder of Oomoto religion. She was possessed by a Shinto god "Ushitora no Konjin" and made predictions the outbreaks of the Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War and the two World Wars.
Nao was surprised and asked Konjin the reason why he possessed her.
Konjin answered Nao,
"Plum blossoms will bloom at once through the whole world.
It has become a world of Ushitora no Konjin.
I am the only god who can reconstruct the world.
I will clean and wash the whole world.
I will change this world to the world of gods lasting forever."
And Konjin continued to possess Nao and gave her prophecies of the future.
However, Shikazou Ootsuki, a son-in-law of Nao, concluded her to be mad and confined her in a room.
Nao begged Konjin not to make her shout out loud, because otherwise she would be kept confined in the room.
Konjin ordered Nao to pick up a nail on the floor.
Amazingly, when Nao picked the nail up, her hand having the nail moved against her will and engraved letters on a pillar.
It was the beginning of her automatic writing, "Ofudesaki."
The letters written by automatic writing.
After released from prison, Nao wrote Ofudesaki on papers with a writing brush.
Nao was unable to read these letters due to her illiteracy, but she wrote about 400,000 papers of prophecies (10,000 volumes) until she died in 1918.
The prophecy of the outbreak of the First Sino-Japanese War
In 1893, Konjin gave Nao the prophecy of the outbreak of the First Sino-Japanese War.
"The war between China and Japan will break out from spring next year.
Japan will win this war.
The god arranged it for Japan.
Another war will break out from Russia.
After that, the great war will break out.
You will gradually come to understand it from now."
According to the reminiscences of Sumi Shikata, a follower of Nao, Nao told Sumi as follows:
"Next year, Japan will have to fight China."
"Where is China?"
"I also don't know where China is.
But, the god told me, 'Japan will fight China'.
And he said 'Japan will win in this war.'"
Japan fights a war, next year, again?
What kind of country is China?"
"I don't know either.
But, China is a foreign country, anyway.
The god said 'China is a much larger country than Japan.'
But, I have no idea what he means."
Nao was an illiterate old woman living in a rural area and thus she was out of touch with the politics and the world situation.
Therefore, Nao herself did not even know where China was.
Everybody was surprised to hear Nao's prophecy that Japan will fight China.
People ridiculed Nao.
"A damned idiot!
How can a war be in this peaceful era?"
She says silly things again!"
At that time, the idea of a war between a foreign country and Japan never occurred to people living in rural areas such as Ayabe, because there were no radios and most people could not even read newspapers.
Since Nao was an illiterate poor old woman, she gathered scrap papers and sold them to make a living.
So, Nao was ignorant about the world affairs.
Therefore, it was no wonder that people called Nao a liar.
However, on March 28, 1894, a reformist activist, Kim Ok-gyun, was assassinated in Shanghai.
Kim had fled to Japan after his attempt in the 1884 Gapsin Coup with Japanese support failed.
His assassination in China would contribute to tensions leading to the First Sino-Japanese War.
Since then, tension ran high between China and Japan by June 1894.
The Qing government sent the general Yuan Shikai as its plenipotentiary to lead 2,800 troops to Korea.
The Japanese countered by sending an 8,000 troop expeditionary force (the Oshima Composite Brigade) to Korea.
First Sino-Japanese War, major battles and troop movements.
Source - Own work
On 1 August, war was officially declared between China and Japan.
However, at that time, no one in the world believed that Japan would win the war, because Japan was a small country compared to China.
The prevailing view in many Western circles was that the modernized Chinese military would crush the Japanese.
Actually, the German General Staff predicted a Japanese defeat.
William Lang, who was a British advisor to the Chinese military, praised Chinese training, ships, guns, and fortifications, stating
"In the end, there is no doubt that Japan must be utterly crushed"
However, contrary to the pre-war expectations, the Japanese gained a series of victories.
On September 15, the Imperial Japanese Army converged on the city of Pyongyang, Korea from several directions.
Japanese troops during the Sino-Japanese War.
The Japanese assaulted the city and eventually defeated the Chinese by an attack from the rear and the defenders surrendered.
Battle of Pyongyang. The routing of the Chinese Army.
On September 17, 1894, Japanese warships encountered the larger Chinese Beiyang Fleet off the mouth of the Yalu River.
Itō Sukeyuki was the Commander-in-Chief of the Japanese Combined Fleet.
The French-built Matsushima, flagship of the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Sino-Japanese conflict.
The Imperial Japanese Navy destroyed eight of the ten Chinese warships, assuring Japan's command of the Yellow Sea.
The Battle of the Yalu River.
After all, the Imperial Japanese Army and Imperial Japanese Navy inflicted a string of defeats on the Chinese and Japan won an overwhelming victory in the First Sino-Japanese War, as Konjin predicted.
Accurate prophecy of Golden God
Konjin had also gave Nao another prophecy.
In 1893, Nao told Konjin's prophecy as follows:
"According to Konjin, barracks will be built in Fukuchiyama.
And a garrison will be built in Maizuru and warships will float in the sea overthere.
Fukuchiyama, Maizuru and the ten miles around the outside area will be inside the shrine.
The god said, 'I will change Ayabe to a capital city in the end.'"
Actually, after the First Sino-Japanese War began, a regiment was stationed at Fukuchiyama and the regimental barracks were built there.
And Maizuru port was designated as a naval port and warships entered and left the Maizuru port during the First Sino-Japanese War, just as Konjin predicted.
The combined Fleet departed from Maizuru port to attack the Russian Baltic Fleet in Battle of Tsushima during the Russo-Japanese War.
The pending prediction of the Kingdom of God
By the way, Konjin predicted not only the outbreaks of the First Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War and the two World Wars, but also Japan's defeat in the World War II.
Amazingly, all of these prophecies have been fulfilled.
However, the prophecy of the country of god still remains unrealized.
I want you to remember that Konjin predicted as follows:
"I will change this world and reconstruct it for the good people."
"I will clean and wash the whole world.
I will change this world to the world of gods lasting forever."
In the future, the days may come when the Kingdom of God will be realized, as Konjin predicted.
May 6, 2018
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- Shinichi Nakaya (August 5, 1993) "The truth of the drastic reform of the universe by Onisaburo Deguchi."
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