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    TAKENOUCHI DOCUMENTS BOOK I: CHAPTER 1

     

    THE TAKENOUCHI DOCUMENTS - THE TRUE HISTORY OF MANKIND

     

     

    Records of ultra ancient history

    In the beginning, stars were born in the great expanse of the universe. God-like humans descended to earth. Gods created the five-colored races1 giving civilization to them and earth was populated by people.

    There are ancient documents describing the creation of the universe, the descent of god-like humans [divine beings] onto earth and the creation of mankind. These ancient documents are known as the Takenouchi documents, which have been handed down through the lineage of the Takenouchi family, the head of the family being the chief priest of the Koso Kotai Jingu shrine2. These documents give the true history of mankind, a history which drastically differs from what modern education has taught us in schools. It is a grave mistake that in modern days, we assume our current civilization is the highest stage in human history. Our current civilization is in fact deteriorating. The history of mankind has been a constant struggle with catastrophic phenomena known as Tenpenchii3. More than one hundred Tenpenchii have occurred up till present time and, these have been vividly described in the Takenouchi documents. The Takenouchi documents state that the legendary civilizations of Mu and Atlantis truly existed. These civilizations were destroyed during Tenpenchii. The existence of such civilizations is substantiated not only by the Takenouchi documents, but also by the existence of ancient relics and buildings which cannot be constructed even with today's technology. The Takenouchi documents contain the true history of mankind, Japan, and the lineage of the Sumera-Mikoto4.

     

    The Takenouchi Documents and the Takenouchi family

    The present Koso Kotai Jingu shrine, situated in Isohara, Ibaragi Prefecture in Japan, is believed to be the oldest Shinto shrine in Japan, dating back to the 5th generation of the Tenjin era when the 1st divine ceremony was held. The Takenouchi documents are the ancient historical records that have been secretly preserved and passed down from generation to generation by the Takenouchi family, the head of family being the chief priest of the Koso Kotai Jingu shrine.

    The Takenouchi Documents are not in fact a single neatly compiled volume, but the general name of the historical record from the Divine era passed down within the Takenouchi family.

    The Takenouchi documents refer to not only written documents, but also sacred treasures and articles. The written record covers the genealogy of gods, many different types of divine characters5, ancient maps, the genealogy of the Takenouchi family and the history of mankind. The contents cover the history of the entire universe and the time scale covers the creation of the universe until the beginning of the recorded history. This is indeed an astronomical work. This type of chronicle cannot be found anywhere else in the world because no ancient documents can match the grand scale and scope of the Takenouchi Documents. Besides the documents, sacred treasures and articles are essential to gain an understanding of the history of gods which have been preserved in the Koso Kotai Jingu shrine.

    There are three sets of sacred treasures of the Sumera-Mikoto. The first set of sacred treasures is double-sided swords; the second are the mirrors of Yata. The third set is a Magatama, which is a necklace used as a calendar. The most significant sacred treasures are swords and mirrors composed of a mysterious extraterrestrial substance called Hihiiro-kane6. One of the swords is known as Amenomurakumono Tsurugi7 in the Kojiki8. When Susano-ono Mikoto subjugated the Yamatano-Orochi (eight-headed dragon), Susano-ono Mikoto captured the sword from the tail of Yamatano-Orochi. One of the mirrors of Yata is presently on the divine altar of the Ise shrine9. Other significant sacred articles include: seventy-six Divine statues of sacred inscribed molded images of earlier Sumera-Mikoto, which were made of powdered bone using a special technique, before the time of Jimmu Ten-no (660-589 BC the first Japanese Emperor of recorded history); Ten commandment stones10 of Moses, the ancient Israeli prophet; and Joseph and Mary's sacred inscribed molded image; all of which are unique sacred articles not to found anywhere else in the world.

    There are three sets of sacred treasures of the Sumera-Mikoto. The first set of sacred treasures is double-sided swords; the second are the mirrors of Yata. The third set is a Magatama, which is a necklace used as a calendar. The most significant sacred treasures are swords and mirrors composed of a mysterious extraterrestrial substance called Hihiiro-kane6. One of the swords is known as Amenomurakumono Tsurugi7 in the Kojiki8. When Susano-ono Mikoto subjugated the Yamatano-Orochi (eight-headed dragon), Susano-ono Mikoto captured the sword from the tail of Yamatano-Orochi. One of the mirrors of Yata is presently on the divine altar of the Ise shrine9. Other significant sacred articles include: seventy-six Divine statues of sacred inscribed molded images of earlier Sumera-Mikoto, which were made of powdered bone using a special technique, before the time of Jimmu Ten-no (660-589 BC the first Japanese Emperor of recorded history); Ten commandment stones10 of Moses, the ancient Israeli prophet; and Joseph and Mary's sacred inscribed molded image; all of which are unique sacred articles not to found anywhere else in the world.

     

    The Takenouchi Documents predate the Kojiki

    The original Takenouchi documents were written in characters used during the Divine era (Divine characters) and their date of origin is as yet unknown. However, the present documents are known to be rewritten by Hegurino Matori, grand son of Takenouchi Sukune11. Hegurino Matori combined Chinese characters imported from China and other Japanese characters (Kana) to rewrite the documents into modern form. Hegurino Matori completed the transcription of the documents in the latter half of the fifth century AD, during the period ruled by Buretsu Ten-no, of the 26th generation of the Kanyamato dynasty. This rewriting predates the Kojiki by 200 years.

    The Takenouchi documents are divided into four different eras.

    1. Seven generations of Heavenly Gods in the Tenjin era, [Each generation has sub-generations using the same family name]
    2. The Joko era consisting of 25generations,
    3. The Fukiaezu dynasty consisting of 73 generations, and
    4. The Kanyamato dynasty which covers the 1st generation up to the present generation.

    Before the Kanyamato dynasty, there existed a united world and a highly evolved civilization unimaginable to us. In those days, all human beings were united under the Sumera-Mikoto. However, this united world collapsed due to the frequent Tenpenchii, which occurred in the latter half of the Joko era through to the beginning of the Fukiaezu dynasty. At the same time, the Sumera-Mikoto lost their power and authority.

    Returning to the subject of the Divine characters used in the original Takenouchi Documents, these were Japanese characters which existed before the borrowing of the present Chinese characters. Divine characters have many different types, consisting of 50 characters of "A, I, U, E O." Those who doubt the existence of such Divine characters should visit the library archives of the Ise shrine and look up a collection of poems entitled "Divine characters in four sections, No 63, 99 poems". Although the Kojiki and Nihonshoki12 state that Japan had no written characters before the arrival of Chinese characters, Hiedano Are and Fujiwarano Kamatari both offered Japanese poems written in Divine characters to the Ise shrine. The Divine characters were not only used in poems, but also for inscriptions on wooden blocks and offerings. These characters can be easily deciphered using a comparative chart of Divine characters from the Takenouchi Documents against modern Japanese characters. In the light of such facts, it can be said that present Japanese history contains some major contradictions.

     

    The History of the Koso Kotai Jingu shrine

    The Koso Kotai Jingu shrine, which has transmitted the Takenouchi documents, was situated in Kuguno, Gifu prefecture in Japan during the 5th generation of the Tenjin era when god-like humans began to descend onto earth. The shrine was known as "Kuguno-yama Ohmiya Funa-yama Miya shrine [The shrine of Mt. Kukugo and Ohmiya Funayama]" and enshrined as "the Divine spirits of Heavenly gods." During the 6th generation of the Tenjin era, a shrine was established at Mt. Kurai in Hida Takayama, Gifu prefecture in Japan, to enshrine the Divine spirits of Heavenly gods [from the 1st generation to the 5th generation]. It was named Amatsukamikunitsukami Hajimenotamashiitamaya shrine [The shrine of Heavenly Gods and Human Ancestors united as one].

    Then, during the 1st generation of the Joko era, the shrine was relocated to Toyama and, during the 10th generation of the Joko era, the reign of Takamimusubi- mihikari Sumera-Mikoto, the main shrine was refurbished to jointly enshrine the Divine spirits of the 1st generation of the Tenjin era, the spirit of the preceding lineage of the Sumera-Mikoto, Kisakinomiya13, princess and princesses. Then the name of the shrine was changed to the Koso Kotai Jingu shrine and it functioned as the shrine for the Sumera-Mikoto and the Japanese people. Another shrine named the Besso14 Dai Jingu shrine was established at the same time for other people [the five-colored races who branched off from Japan] within the same area of the Koso Kotai Jingu shrine by enshrining 98 pillars15 [of the sub-lineage of the Sumera-Mikoto who became the ancestors of the five-colored races].

    The Koso Kotai Jingu shrine prospered while the Sumera-Mikoto acted as chief priest for holding ceremonies. However, as the power of the Sumera-Mikoto declined, the shrine also lost its influence. Ninken Ten-no, the 25th generation of the Kanyamato dynasty, was the last chief priest to carry out the Grand ceremony of the Koso Kotai Jingu shrine before its ensuing decline. After the oppression of influential people the time the Takenouchi documents and sacred treasures were secretly preserved for their protection. It was then hard for the shrine to maintain its position.

    Finally, the Koso Kotai Jingu shrine was destroyed and the Takenouchi documents disappeared from memory. Meanwhile, the Takenouchi family continued to secretly pass down sacred treasures from generation to generation by command of the Sumera-Mikoto.

    The Koso Kotai Jingu shrine was once situated in Toyama Prefecture. The original shrine was re-inaugurated at a smaller scale on the original site, reminiscent of the shrine of those days.

     

    RAMIFICATIONS OF DISCLOSING THE TAKENOUCHI DOCUMENTS

    The disclosure of the Takenouchi Documents and Takenouchi Kiyomaro

    As always, the real facts of history were destined to be distorted by influential people of the time. The Takenouchi documents were no exception. The Takenouchi documents, however, were preserved secretly to keep the real facts of history by the command of the Sumera-Mikoto. Such preserved documents are made from various materials. The older ones were composed of deciduous trees such as mulberry 16 and a three-pronged plant called Mitsumata17. This created a very strong and durable Japanese scroll paper, in appearance somewhat similar to animal leather, upon which beautiful Divine characters were written in vivid black ink with a brush.

    The paper was preserved through the complex process of varnishing and then by rolling it into a scroll which was later placed in a copper tube covered with Japanese rice paper with the oil applied to it. This was then placed in a large jar or earthenware pot and buried deeply in the ground. The Takenouchi family has been preserving the documents secretly as treasures "to be returned to the Sumera-Mikoto when the right time comes." In fact, the Takenouchi family record18 tells of some family members who sacrificed their lives to protect sacred treasures from influential people. According to the family record, the documents were uncovered from the earth from time to time for airing. The Takenouchi documents were handed down through the generations of the Takenouchi family and were rewritten every couple of generations. Because the Takenouchi documents have been rewritten a number of times, it is claimed by some that the documents are more recent and are not authentic. I would hope to prove the contrary in the remainder of this book.

    The person who disclosed the Takenouchi documents after such a long period of time was Takenouchi Kiyomaro (1880 - 1965)19, grandson of the 66th generation from Takenouchi Sukune. Takenouchi Kiyomaro relocated and reconstructed the Koso Kotai Jingu shrine from Ecchu, in an easterly direction to Isohara, Ibaragi prefecture in 1910, to establish Amatsu religion [lit: "Teachings of Heavenly World"]. It was then that sacred treasures and documents secretly preserved for many generations were finally uncovered and made public. Details of Takenouchi Kiyomaro, the father who revived the Koso Kotai Jingu shrine cannot be given due to limited space. The book entitled "Deha Hanaso", a bibliography of Takenouchi Kiyomaro written by Takenouchi Yoshimiya, present chief priest of the Koso Kotai Jingu shrine, can give you his background. The disclosure of the Takenouchi documents has ramifications for the history of all nations.

    Takenouchi Kiyomaro disclosed the Takenouchi Documents to the world and re-inaugurated the Koso Kotai Jingu shrine. Counting from Heguri Matori, he is the 66th generation of Chief priest.

     

    Amatsu religion and the loss of the Takenouchi Documents

    The existence of the Takenouchi Documents and sacred treasures central to Koso Kotai Jingu shrine's Amatsu creed was considered disrespectful to the Shinto beliefs of the Ise shrine, the center of Shinto. Thus Takenouchi Kiyomaro was indicted for blasphemy in April 1936 and the Mito District Court found him guilty in March 1942. The case was taken up in the Tokyo High Court in January 1943, and he was again found guilty. However in December 1944, after the case reached the Supreme Court, he was suddenly acquitted and declared ‘not guilty.' To win the case, the Koso Kotai Jingu shrine submitted the prospectus entitled "A Final Appeal against the Blasphemy Case of the Koso Kotai Jingu shrine," which consists of research of the over four thousand items, including the sacred articles and the Takenouchi Documents, and the report on the field surveys of historical and archeological sites. In light of this prospectus, the Supreme Court concluded "this case deals with religious problems which are beyond the authority of the court." However, these 4,000 items of sacred treasures and the Takenouchi documents were confiscated by the court and were burned to ashes in the Tokyo air raid during World War II. This was a very unfortunate and regrettable incident. The Takenouchi documents currently available are only a fragment of what was left after the war. These documents contain a vast amount of data. However, a much greater amount of data was lost in this incident. It is deeply regretted that among the documents included the design of the Ameno-ukifune. Great respect should be shown to the ancestors of the Takenouchi family who protected the sacred treasures and documents even at the cost of their lives.

     

    CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF THE HISTORY OF THE KOSO KOTAI JINGU SHRINE

    ERA

    HISTORICAL EVENTS

    5th generation of the Divine era

    A ceremony was held with the Sumera-Mikoto as the ceremonial leader to enshrine the spirits of Heavenly gods at Mt. Kuguno in Ohno-gun in Gifu Prefecture.

    6th generation of the Divine era

    The Amatsukami-Kunitsukami-Hajime-tamashii-tamaya shrine was constructed at Mt. Kurai in Hida.

    1st generation of the Joko era

    The Aatsukami-Kunitsukami-Hajime-tamashii-tamaya shrine was relocated and re-inaugurated in Toyama.

    2nd generation of the Joko era

    The Goshintai [Divine altar] of "the Sumera-Mikoto of the 1st generation of the Joko era" who is the great original ancestor of the five-colored races was built.

    3rd generation of the Joko era

    The record of the names of God, earlier gods and the Sumera-Mikoto, world journeys, and Divine edicts given to the world were made sacred treasures.

    4th generation of the Joko era

    "Niwatoritomari-Torii" was constructed in the front of the main shrine. The recorded history of the 1st generation of the Tenjin era all the way to the 4th generation of the Joko era was offered as sacred treasures.

    10th generation of the Joko era

    The shrine was renamed as the Koso Kotai Jingu shrine. The genealogy covering the 1st generation of the Tenjin era up till the 10th generation of the Joko era was compiled and enshrined. The main shrine was refurbished; the roof of the shrine was replaced with Hihiiro-kane. The Besso Koso Kotai Jingu shrine was constructed. 98 pillars of gods for the five-colored races were enshrined.

    11th generation of the Joko era

    The history of earlier generations were compiled and offered. The world map that the seven princes were commanded to draw was also offered.

    14th generation of the Joko era

    Torii were constructed at four corners of the shrine.

    15th generation of the Joko era

    The history of the 1st generation of the Tenjin era to the 14th generation of the Joko era was compiled and made to be a sacred treasure.

    17th generation of the Joko era

    Kings of the five-colored races offered five colored flags.

    18th generation of the Joko era

    The shrine for prayers was constructed. It was named "Nimiya" and later named "Okui-den" and then named "Okubi-miya." A sacred sword of Hiriiro-kane engraved with Hodo characters a world map was made a sacred treasure.

    19th generation of the Joko era

    The shrine for the divided soul was constructed and named the "Higashi-iwase-daijingu shrine."

    20th generation of the Joko era

    A sword was made and offered.

    21st generation of the Joko era

    The main shrine, front shrine and four-direction Torii were reconstructed.

    23rd generation of the Joko era

    It was decreed that when the Sumera-Mikoto ascended to Heaven (demised), the chief priest of the Koso Kotai Jingu shrine become the ceremonial leader for the funeral ceremony of the Sumera-Mikoto.

    24th generations of the Joko era

    It was decreed that the law to enshrine ships and true three pillars of gods be carried out as in the 2nd generation of the Joko era. A vertical Divine vase was offered to the shrine.

    25th generation of the Joko era

    The re-inauguration ceremony was carried out. In the presence of Omoikaneno-Mikoto as the chairman of the ceremony, Koyaneno-Mikoto and Futotamano-Mikoto as ceremonial leader, 380 kings of the five-colored races gathered. The chief priest performed Divine rituals of Kugatachi-sai, Hiwatari-sai and Kamanari-sai at the time of the ceremony. The Sumera-Mikoto announced that this ceremony be one of prayers for the peace and security of the people of the whole world and of both upper and lower classes.

    1st generation of the Fukiaezu dynasty

    The sixteen chrysanthemum flower was decreed to be the crest of the Sumera-Mikoto and the Rising Sun flag to be the national flag. The crest of the Koso Kotai Jingu shrine was decreed and was engraved in stone. The roof was replaced by a thatched roof (Ugaya)

    3rd generation of the Fukiaezu dynasty

    The divine edict was issued to the Sumera-Mikoto by the Heavenly Sun God "From now on, the lifespan of the people is decreed to be 2,000 years or less." This edict made the Sumera-Mikoto weep. There is to be absolutely only one Sumera-Mikoto in the world in future generations. The divine edict was engraved on Divine treasures "People of all nations, the five-colored races, shall not disobey. If you disobey, you shall be destroyed by the god of Tenchimyojin."

    23rd generation of the Fukiaezu dynasty

    The chief priest of the Koso Kotai Jingu shrine was decreed to be the Takenouchi family in the future and ordinary people were prohibited from using the surname of "Takenouchi."

    27th generation of the Fukiaezu dynasty

    It was decreed in accordance with the Divine edict that the Koso Kotai Jingu shrine was to be rebuilt each time the Sumera-Mikoto was replaced. The roof was to be tiled with Hihiiro-kane and a ceremonial leader should be a prince.

    34th generation of the Fukiaezu dynasty

    Commanded to secretly preserve Divine treasures for the Sumera-Mikoto and decreed to continue the lineage of the chief priest of the Koso Kotai Jingu shrine.

    62nd generation of the Fukiaezu dynasty

    It was decreed that the Koso Kotai Jingu shrine be "Ichino-miya [the first shrine]", the Tanbebetsu Ise Iwaya Jinjya shrine be "Niyo-miya [the second shrine]" and the Hiuke takachihonijyo jinjya shrine be "Sanno-miya [the third shrine]" and a prince was appointed to be the chief priest of each shrine.

    69th generation of the Fukiaezu dynasty

    Two human-figured sacred objects for the God of Akaikehakuryu were made in small and large sizes using white stone and were offered.

    1st generation of the Kanyamato dynasty

    Jin-mu Ten-no ascended to the throne in front of the Koso Kotai Jingu Wake Miya shrine in Mt. Unebi in Yamato.

    12th generation of the Kanyamato dynasty

    The chief priest Takeogokoro Shino (father of Takenouchi Sukune) taught various studies to Jesus Christ.

    16th generation of the Kanyamato dynasty

    Divine treasures of gods and earlier generations were secretly preserved beneath the earth of the shrine. Takenouchi Sukune toured the world with the mission of Koiko-Ten-no.

    22nd generation of the Kanyamato dynasty

    During the Tenjin era of Ryuryaku Ten-no, enthronement ceremonies of earlier generations were no longer held.

    25th generation of the Kanyamato dynasty

    During the era of Nin-ken Ten-no, the Ten-no no longer held the role as the spiritual leader for ceremonies. Ceremonies were carried out with Umayadono-Mikoto as the chief of the ceremony, Koyaneno-Mikoto and Futotamano-Mikoto, officials of the ceremony, and the chief priest was Takenouchi Matori.

    123rd generation of the Kanyamato dynasty

    In 1892, Takenouchi Kiyomaro, the 66th generation of the chief priest of the Koso Kotai Jingu shrine went to Tokyo with Divine treasures soon after his adopted father died. The Koso Kotai Jingu shrine was re-inaugurated in Isohara in North Ibaragi in 1910.

    125th generation of the Kanyamato dynasty

    In 1936, Takenouchi Kiyomaro was indicted for blasphemy. Large volumes of Divine treasures and materials were confiscated by the authorities.

    In 1944, he was found not guilty by the Supreme Court.

    In 1945, documents and Divine treasures were destroyed in air raids during World War II.

    In 1965, Takenouchi Kiyomaro died.

    Takenouchi Yoshimiya, the 67th generation of the chief priest, gathered remaining materials, and compiled the Takenouchi Documents. Third son of Kiyomaro was appointed to be responsible for reconstructing the Tenso-jinso-isshingu shrine.

     

    The burial mound of Takenouchi Sukune (Mt. Futagami in Toyama Prefecture)