Futomani is the completed principle of spirit. It is ‘the true way of the Word.’ It was completed by our ancestors 10,000 years ago.
The 50 sounds of Futomani are the ‘manifestation of the elements of mind into mind as word (Kototama).’ It is the perfected combination of mind/spirit and sound/word.
The Futomani is the Tree of Life. The eight sounds A O U E I Wa Wo Wu We Wi are the mihashira, the pillar of the bridge between heaven and earth, and thus it is the Tree of Life.
Understanding the Kojiki
Izanagi is the founder of civilization. Takaamahara, the divine land where Futomani was completed, is somewhere on earth.
Ninigi was appointed to descend to earth with the Kototama principle 8,000 years ago at the south end of Kyushu. Other Buddhas descended from Takaamahara to the plain (earth) to develop civilization.
Amasakaru-hinimukaitsuhime-sumeramikoto, better known as Amaterasu, was beautiful, wise, spiritual, a sorceress. Her palace was in Amakoshine-nakatsukuni, which was later called Echu province, and now Toyama-ken. She ‘went down along the River Jintsu from Hitama-kuni (Hida province) with her brothers Susanowo and Tsukiyomi.’ Note: Jintsu river flows from Gifu to Toyama. In Gifu it is called Miyagawa.
Closing of Ama-no-Iwato
This was the concealing of the Futomani at the beginning of the Material age. Opening of Ama-no-Iwato means the revealing of Futomani. The old Nihon had the responsibility to protect Futomani.
Opening of Ama-no-Iwato and the Tanabata Festival of the Weaver
The Tanabata festival is held on the seventh day of the seventh month. The heavenly weaver Amaterasu is weaving the universe: the woof of space, the warp of time. Susanoo who invades the sanctity of the weaving room represents earthly materialism. According to Ogasawara, Futomani will once again be practiced as religious and scientific fact. Thus the earlier spiritual and the just-ending material civilizations will be bridged.
This is the Opening of the Ama-no-Iwato.