Founder of Aikido (16): Master Onisaburo Deguchi (Part 1) by Kisshomaru Ueshiba

There are few famous personalities who are as misunderstood by the general public, whether for better or for worse, as Master Onisaburo Deguchi. Even today, when such impressive books as the two volume, 2,200 page 70 Years of Omoto religion, or The Giant, Onisaburo Deguchi by Mr. Kyotaro Deguchi, or Exploring Japan by Kyoto University Professor Tadao Umezao all portray quite accurate accounts of the man, there remains a residue of prejudice that looks down upon him as the founder of one of those weird, new cults, and dismisses him without actually knowing anything about his life.

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