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Kojiki Izen no Sho: Uetsufumi no Kenkyū (Documents Before Kojiki: Uetsufumi Research) by Ago Kiyohiko

  UETSUFUMI is an old document written in ancient scripts. It was discovered in modern times in 1820. The authors/editors listed below stem from the 13th century. This document offers an alternate view of ancient history which is at odds in many ways from the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki, and is only one of the dozens of documents which have not been accepted by mainstream scholars. There is a digital copy at the online National Diet Library, http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/772039/1.  See Wikipedia for a description of 『上記』(うえつふみ).  See also Avery Morrow: The Sacred Science of Ancient Japan, 2014, pp 169-171.

BOOK DESCRIPTION  [from http://catalog.stanford.edu/view/6620755]

TITLE:   古事記以前の書 : [「ウエツフミ」の研究].  Kojiki izen no sho : [“Uetsufumi” no kenkyū]

AUTHOR/CREATOR:   吾鄉清彦.  Agō, Kiyohiko.

LANGUAGE:   Japanese.

EDITION:   新装特製版.  Shinsō tokuseiban.

IMPRINT:   東京: 大陸書房, 昭和 50 [1975].  Tōkyō : Tairiku Shobō, Shōwa 50 [1975]

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:   490 p. : ill., port. ; 19 cm.

CONTENTS OF BOOK

     NOTE:  Okunomichi is grateful to S.K. for translation.

FOREWORD: HIROMICHI NAKANO (YUDO NAKANO)

INTRODUCTION

UETSUFUMI-RELATED PHOTOGRAPHS

CHAPTER 1: SUMMARY OF UETSUFUMI  p23

Ancient references/bibliography.  Scope and Content.  Uniqueness and alleged theory for  fabrication.  Historical Evidence and Inquiry.  Status and value as classic.

CHAPTER 2 : EDITORS OF UETSUFUMI  p37

Prince Ohtomo Yoshinao 大友能直 [1172-1223].  Prince Ohtomo Chikahide 大友親秀 [1195-1248].  Nobumasu Asakura [1583–1637].  Other Editors.

CHAPTER 3: PEOPLE WHO PRESERVED AND TRANSMITTED UETSUFUMI AND RESEARCHERS  p61

CHAPTER 4: UETSUFUMI-RELATED MATERIALS  p89

ARAHARI NO KI(Arahari Record) and 14 other  Books.KAMUKORIFUMIand 13 other Books.  UETSUFUMI Supplement.  UETSUFUMI Study.  TAKACHIHO KOMONJI DEN.  UETSUFUMI-SHOYAKU (partial translation) and UETSUFUMI-BISHO (view/opinion).  References for Current UETSUFUMI.

CHAPTER 5: COMPARISON BETWEEN UETSUFUMI and 3 CLASSIC BOOKS  p23

8 Amatsukami and 16 Mythological ages.  Creation of Realm by NAGI and NAMI Kami.  Creation of Kami by NAGI and NAMI Kami.  TAKAMAGAHARA Reign.  NINIGI Reign.  HOHODEMI Reign.  UGAYA Reign.

CHAPTER 6 : COMPARISON BETWEEN UETSUFUMI AND ANCIENT HISTORY/LEGEND   

Comparison between This Book  and TAKEUCHI Komonjo.  Comparison between This Book and FUJI Komonjo.  Comparison between This Book and KUKI Komonjo.  Comparison between This Book and HOTSUMA TSUTAE.

CHAPTER 7: DISCUSSION OF ANCIENT JAPANESE WRITING (LETTERS)  p213

Summary of Ancient Japanese Letters.  Argument regarding the Existence of Ancient Japanese Letters.  Ancient Japanese Letters Included in UETSUFUMI.  The Great Achievement of the Compilation of the History.  Newly Discovered evidence for the Existence of Ancient Japanese Letters.

CHAPTER 8: UETSUFUMI as  “BOOK OF THE WAY OF KAMI” and “BOOK OF SPIRIT RESEARCH” p235

UETSUFUMI as a BOOK OF THE WAY OF KAMI.  UETSUFUMI as a BOOK OF SPIRIT RESEARCH.

CHAPTER 9: UETSUFUMI AS A SCIENCE BOOK  p257

Mathematics.  Astronomy.  Life Science.  Metallurgy Technology.  Medical Science.  Civil Engineering and Architecture technology.  Physics.  Chemistry.

CHAPTER 10: HIDDEN DEEP WORDS AND SONGS CONTAINED IN UETSUFUMI  p 293

Deep Hidden Words.  Songs

CHAPTER 11:  ACTIVITIES LINEAGE of the  神人  in UETSUFUMI  p349

The Activities and Lineage of NAGI and NAMI Kami.  The Activities and Lineage of OHKUNINUSHI NO MIKOTO.  The Activities and Lineage of TAKAMIMUSUBI NO KAMI and KAMIMUSUBI NO KAMI.  The Activities and Lineage of OHTOSHI NO KAMI.  The Activities and Lineage of KUSUSHI KAMI and Others.  The Activities and Lineage of TSUMIHA-YAEKOTOSHIRO-NUSHI.  The Activities and Lineage of the house of Sanjoshin.  The Activities and Lineage of TACHIKARAO Kami.  The Activities and Lineage of SARUTAHIKO NO KAMI and NAGASA NO KAMI.  Imperial Lineage between 46th and 53rd Periods of UGAYA Dynasty.  The Activities of the Descendant of 70th Emperor of UGAYA dynasty.  The Activities of the Descendant of 71st Emperor of UGAYA dynasty.  The Activities of the Descendant of  Emperor JINMU.  The Dynasty of the End of UGAYA Era and the Beginning of KAMUYAMATO Era.

CHAPTER 12 :  FUTURE RESEARCH Topics in UETSUFUMI  p445

Bibliography Related to this Book.  A  Project for Correcting the Prior False/Inaccurate Information.  A Project for Revising and Adding to the Current Insufficient and Inadequate

Information and Correcting the Current Incorrect Interpretation.  A Project for Verifying the Information in this Book by Visiting/Sudying Historical Sites.  Exploration of Topics not Covered in Books by Other Authors. 

EPILOGUE

  

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Okunomichi’s Internet Resource Sites

We present here some of our basic web resources for easy reference.

Ancient Documents

http://avery.morrow.name/chokodai/   Avery Morrow has published a book on ancient Japanese documents. His website gives an overview of the four documents, the Takenouchi Documents, the Hotsuma Tsutae, Katakamuna, and Sendai Kuji Hongi.

Takenouchi Documents

http://www.takenouchi-documents.com/   This is a website in Japanese, Spanish, and English based on the work of Takenouchi researcher, the late Kosaka Wado. There are currently two videos and chapters online from Kosaka’s books.

https://okunomichi.wordpress.com/category/takenouchi/   This link takes you to Okunomichi posts in the category “Takenouchi”.

Hotsuma Tsutae

http://www.hotsuma.gr.jp/index-e.html   This is a site in English, French, or Japanese on renderings of stories from the ayas (chapters) of the Hotsuma Tsutae. There are some missing ayas out of the forty in the entire corpus. However, the stories presented are fascinating and informative.

https://okunomichi.wordpress.com/category/hotsuma-tsutae/   This link provides Okunomichi posts on Hotsuma Tsutae.

Katakamuna

https://okunomichi.wordpress.com/category/katakamuna/  There is no website in English about Katakamuna. Please use this link for “Katakamuna”.

Kototama

http://www.kototamabooks.com/   This is the website of the students of Nakazono Sensei in New Mexico. They offer several of Sensei’s books in English.

https://okunomichi.wordpress.com/category/kototama/   This search on this site yields Okunomichi’s posts on the topic of Kototama; currently there are eight posts.

http://www.ihreiki.com/blog/article/sacred_sounds_of_kototama   This Reiki site presents an excerpt from a book by Aikido Sensei William Gleason entitled, The Sacred Sounds of Kototama.

Koshinto

http://koshinto.org/?page_id=8   This is the site of Koshinto Australia which follows the teachings of Yamakage Sensei.

https://okunomichi.wordpress.com/category/koshinto/   Please use this category link for Okunomichi’s posts about Koshinto.