Yasuaki Deguchi: The Omoto Religion and Aikido (08)

In this continuation of our interview, Yasuaki Deguchi, grandson of Omoto leader Onisaburo Deguchi, describes Onisaburo’s initial forays into “spirit studies,” and some of his unusual philosophy. The strength of his grandmother Sumi’s character is revealed in his account of her years in prison following the Second Omoto Incident.

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