Re: Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 8
One other point.
Because the discussion about O Sensei and Omoto was becoming too long, I decided to break it in two. The column under discussion here takes the discussion as far as the first suppression in 1921. The next column will continue the discussion from the first suppression, including the abortive trip to Mongolia in 1942, up until the second suppression in 1935. This is already written and just needs some more polish and editing.
One of the attractive features of Thomas Nadolski's thesis, for me, is how he relates the changing facets of Omoto to the changing facets of Yamato-damashii and the kokutai. These two terms were really 'umbrella' terms, which meant quite different things to different interest groups.