- 'Original Way'. A group related to but smaller than Tenrikyo, it also claims descent from Nakayama, Miki and split from Tenrikyo in 1925. Its leader Onishi, Aijiro received a separate revelation from the kami on the basis of which he openly criticised the emperor system and predicted a devastating war if Japan did not turn to his teachings. Honmichi was disbanded and Onishi imprisoned. The movement regrouped after the war. Its membership is currently put at about 900,000.
A Popular Dictionary of Shinto. Brian Bocking.
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