The Final Knowledge (278)

Chapter One

【The System of Japan】

(Web page 27/35, p33)
(Book page 84~86)

In the mean time, this story was also a negotiation drama between god and human beings where gods curse someone first to show off the power and make contact to win concession. In this era, it was a proof that human beings had an advantage on the ground as the mirror world. However, if the story was read deeper, it was seen that things were just done according to script so that human beings could understand. That was the drama of the devine world. In Nihon Shoki (The Chronicles of Japan), as a hint, both Jimmu and Sujin are described in the same way as “Hatsukunisirasusumeramikoto”, which meant the first sumeramikoto.
Before Sujin was a mythology. That was what I was taught. This would explain the secret of Jimmu. It is common knowledge for those who study the history that Jimmu, which is a typical Chinese name, could be a story created in the later period. The story is put in the same cycle of the later story of “Yamato Takeru”. Jimmu, or “Kan-yamato-ihare-hiko” was given a sward called Futsu-no-mitama from the celestial sky on the esteren expedition from Kumano to Yamato. “Yamato Takeru” was given Kusanagi-no-tsurugi (sword) from “Yamato-hime” of Ise for the eastern expedition. The story of “Kan-yamato-ihare-hiko” claimed to be its orthodoxy by the death of his brother “Itsuse”, but “Yamato Takeru” changed into a tragic character who killed his brother and died.
These two stories have been made so that the images of Tenmu and Tenji overlap. Jimmu’s name “Kan-yamato-ihare-hiko” means the one who clarifies the origin of Yamato, the god’s country. Historians point out that tenno (emperor) was first used by Tenmu. And, Jinshin War occurred. Prince Oama, who became Tenmu, in Yoshino, went to Ise. It is described in Nihon Shoki (The Chronicles of Japan) that he worshipped “Ise-Amaterasu” from afar. It could be said he encountered “Ise-Amaterasu”. The witness was Kakinomoto no Hitomaro. A long poem about Jinshin War made by Kakinomoto no Hitomaro conveyed the meaning that Watarai no Saigu took the part of Prince Oama. Watarai no Saigu is Ise Shrine. Those three ghost spirits who are Tenji, Tenmu, and Hitomaro, had been placed on my back.
It was Emperor Tenmu that had Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters) and Nihon Shoki (The Chronicles of Japan) created. Especially Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters) has been treated as the book of kami in Japan since it was written in yamato-kotoba (old Japanese language). Toward the end of the Edo period, Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters) was rediscovered by ordinary people. It was the movement of Kokugaku (National study) represented by Motoori Norinaga. As with any civilization, when their identity faces the crisis, people look for it. And they try to return to the past. Fundamentalism is the character of not only religions but also cultures and civilizations. It is the characteristics of the human beings who do not awaken yet. Kokugaku (National study) automatically connected to the fundamentalism of Shintoism. The return to theocracy in the time of Emperor Jimmu was ideal. Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters) cries out “Jimmu, Jimmu” by its creation method. Human beings cannot forget this book simply because a great will acts there. The large movement of the pilgrimage to Ise spontaneously occurred at the end of the Edo period because of the same act. It was obvious to anyone that Edo Shogunate lost its ruling power in a Dionysian cult which collapsed the prohibition in principle of the transfer of the people.
Ise-Amaterasu” went to Okinawa with me in order to take the responsibility for the failure of State Shinto after Meiji era. Ise encouraged Motoori Norinaga and the pilgrimage to Ise. Not only human beings have built the history.
Historically trustworthy initial information about Jimmu was the article of Emperor Tenmu in Nihon Shoki (The chronicles of Japan). During Jinshin War, Tairyo (county governor) in Yamato was possessed by kami and an oracle was given to the side of Prince Oama. The god identified itself as Kotoshiro-nushi at Takechi no Yashiro (shrine) and Ikutama no Kami at Musa no Yashiro, and ordered to dedicate horses and arms to the tomb of Emperor “Kan-yamato-ihare-hiko”. That is a story. That is a cycle.