About Kototama Books
The Written Legacy of
Hinomoto no Mikoto Masahilo Nakazono
Kototama Books maintains the writings and recordings of O Sensei M.M. Nakazono (1918-1994) for the purpose of preserving and distributing his teaching. In these timeless books, O Sensei explains the importance and meaning of the Kototama Principle for our individual lives and collective human civilization. By sharing clarity and deep wisdom gained from his life long study and practice of this ancient principle, O Sensei offers insightful guidance for both current and future generations to awaken the highest level of human capacity.
Currently, the collected works published include 5 book titles, spanning O Sensei’s essays and teachings from his lifetime practice and mastery of Aikido and Natural Medicine, to his inspired viewpoint on human civilization. Scholars & students may contact us for additional resources.
Using the polished lens of the Kototama Principle, O Sensei keenly interprets the hidden meanings of symbolic language left by the writers of the biblical testaments that underlie western civilization. Finally, using the framework of the Kototama Principle, he explains how we can look deeply inside, toward our own innermost substance, to practice developing the highest viewpoint in order to awaken our own greatest capacity as human beings.
When we realize the final truth of human life and the universe as one,
then civilization will reach perfection – and not before that.
– M.M. Nakazono, Inochi – The Book of Life (1984)
Kototama Books began under the care of Brian and Seie Brigham, owners of Piñon Fast Print in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As students and lifelong supporters of O Sensei’s work, the Brighams, along with contributions from several of O Sensei’s senior students, began publishing O Sensei’s works under his direct guidance until his death in 1994. For over 25 years they have offered their labor of love to continue making O Sensei’s teaching available worldwide. With the Brigham’s retirement in the summer of 2020, and the permission of the Nakazono family, Kototama Books is now based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Kototama Books’ are offered worldwide. Current translations of various titles include English, French, Spanish, and German.
Beautifully designed Sound Practice Cards include hand-scripted Kanji text penned by O Sensei himself, and he has requested that each person who purchases his books receive one as a complimentary gift to support their practice.
Inquire for a student audio to assist with sound practice.
For more information or information on available translations, please contact Kototama Books at [email protected].
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