Kototama Books

[“kototama”- the original sound vibrations of creation]

Preserving the Works & Mission of Mikoto Masahilo Nakazono, O Sensei

While light of sun through golden aspen stand over Santa Fe, New Mexico, where M.M. Nakazono and his family lived.

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 individuals and our modern human life.  

Beginning with Naka-Ima, or “here-now,” he explains the 5 dimensions of human capacity as a means to return to one’s original substance.

Kototama Sound Card included.

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.

Kototama Sound Card included.

(Soon available in German.)

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, the author explains how the 50 sound rhythms of the Kototama Principle are key to moving into the next civilization of humanity.

Includes illustrations of ancient maps and graphics.

Kototama Sound Card included.

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.

The author explains the deeper meanings of the teaching stories preserved and handed down to mankind through history, which can be seen in cultures across the world.

Illustrations of ancient maps, alphabets, & symbols included.

Kototama Sound Card included.

Azure blue cover of book, The Real Sense of Natural Therapy, a practical guide to health & self-healing.

Renowned master healer, Dr. M.M. Nakazono inspired the first acupuncture practice act in the U.S. Here, he explains natural therapies for health and healing.

Text includes photos of self-exercises, diet principles, and methods for helping restore oneself to health naturally. (1992, rev. 2001) Also available on Kindle here.

Kototama Sound Card included.

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… ancient prayers left to guide modern civilization. 

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 included. One Sound Card is already included free with each order, per the author’s wishes. You may order extra copies at cost.

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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M.M. Nakazono speaking.

Mikoto Masahilo Nakazono, O-Sensei

(May 22, 1918 – October 8, 1994)