Kototama Books

Preserving the Works of  Mikoto Masahilo Nakazono, O Sensei


“The Kototama Principle was perfected many ages ago by our human ancestors. It is the principle of human life in its totality, the principle that governs the life of the universe.”   – M.M. Nakazono, Inochi (1984​)

Presenting the Writings of

Mikoto Masahilo Nakazono


Hinomoto no Mikoto Masahilo Nakazono, O Sensei (1918-1994)

Author M. M. Nakazono presents the ancient life principle of Kototama Futomani, describing the essential sound vibrations which underlie all universal phenomena, and how this applies to modern human life.  

Beginning with Naka-Ima, or “here-now,” O Sensei explains the 5 Dimensions of human capacity as a means to return to one’s original capacity, or substance. (1984)

Front cover of My Past Way of Budo by M. M. Nakazono

A collection of his essays, My Past Way of Budo relays stories of Sensei Nakazono’s journey from student to sensei along his lifelong study, practice, and accomplishment in Aikido, as well as his insights into the Kototama Principle.

Included is a compelling essay from his son, master healer and sensei,   Dr. K. K. Nakazono. (1979, rev. 1984.)

(Soon available in German.)

Renowned Master Healer, Dr. M.M. Nakazono inspired the first acupuncture practice act in the U.S. Here, he explains the Kototama Principle in relation to Asian medical therapies for  practitioners and public alike. 

Includes photos of self-healing exercises, dietary and many other methods for helping restore oneself to health naturally. (1992, rev. 2001) 

Cover of The Source of the Present Civilization, by M. M. Nakazono

The Source of the Present Civilization is the author’s most current explanation of the Kototama Principle.  Connecting ancient times to the present day, O Sensei explains how the 50 sound rhythms of the Kototama Principle are key to moving into the next civilization of humanity. (1990)

Includes illustrations of ancient maps and graphics.

The Source of the Old and New Testament front cover

The Source of the Old and New Testaments examines the biblical scriptures through the viewpoint of the Kototama Principle.

O Sensei explains the deeper meanings of the teaching stories preserved and handed down to mankind through history. (1990) 

Included are illustrations of ancient maps, alphabets, and symbols.

Kototama Sounds practice card

Kototama Sound Cards were designed by the author especially to support ancient sound practice.

Included: 50 Kototama Sounds in 3 orders: Amatsu Kanagi, Amatsu Sugaso, and Amatsu Futonorito; Iso Kami Shrine-47 Sounds; 32 Child Sounds; and Kotoba Misogi Halai prayer. 

Printed on high quality, bi-fold card stock, traditional Kanji script has been penned above each of the 50 Sounds by the author.

Practice instructions are included. One Sound Card is included (a gift) with each order, per the author’s wishes.

The Kototama Principle

Generations of masters, including Senseis Uyeshiba, Ogasawara, and Yamakoshi, and now, O Sensei M.M. Nakazono, have set before us the way to acquire a profound understanding of life through the clarifying viewpoint of the Kototama Principle, the original sound rhythm vibrations at the source of all phenomena.

Dedicating his life’s work to pursuing the way to the final truth, O Sensei painstakingly applied this understanding to refine Aikido and traditional Asian medical therapies, teaching thousands in countries across the world. 

From this place of deep realization, O Sensei offers his wisdom and guidance on cultivating the highest capacity of human life so that we may live a complete, happy life.

O Sensei explains how, by using the lens of the ancient Kototama Principle, we can return to the real source of human life, the innermost substance in order to bring about  the highest order of human civilization on Earth.

 Jizo Bosatsu Shrine

 Kototama Institute, Santa Fe, NM (1985)

“The real meaning of the search

for the Kototama Principle 

is the search for the

   substance of the self.”

-M. M. Nakazono

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