OUTLINE OF OOMOTO 9
9. THE UNIVERSAL-FLAG FYING
On February 12 1921, he was at his desk at the Taisho Nichinichi Press as its president, when he noticed up above the sky a young moon and Venus shinning extraordinarily. He was arrested on that very day. Again in December 1923, on his journey out in the Hokuriku district he witnessed an auspicious omen of the sun, the moon and Venus beaming together in heaven. Instantly he invented a crest of universe consisting of the sun, moon, star and earth, taking up that augury, which he wore on his clothes, and had it manufactured on 500 insignias. Who could imagine the divine standards bearing that coat of arms flying on the vest, bleak plain of Mongolia the following year?
For thirty years had he cherished a grand dream of establishing a utopia in the land of Mongolia that would be the foundation of world peace?
Onisaburo could not look on with folded arms the perilous situation in the Far East including Japan scanty of food and a great population.
His purpose of entering Mongolia was first to realize spiritual and religious unification of the world and secondly to render services in canceling confusion of ideas in the world and the international restlessness. And the first step for attaining the objectives was to promote friendly relations between Japan and China. It was his firm belief that the Japanese way of founding a state does not consist in aggression or conquest, but in persuasion by the functioning of the soul through beautiful language that leads all nations to unite and follow the way of God, and that such spiritual union could be achieved only by means of the power of a new religion unfettered by the old customs, benefit of intelligence and arms in administration upon all people. At the same time he was well conscious of the disreputable situation under public suspicion for which he was on bail, because he thought himself loyal to his country.
On February 12, 1924, the oval moon, Venus shone brightly in the daytime. That was the third Onisaburo witnessed this phenomenon. The next day traveling incognito with a few associates, he entered Inner Mongolia, having previously obtained the consent of Chan Tso-lin, the supreme warlord in Manchuria. One of his staff, heroic General Lu Chan-kuei met Onisaburo and became his ardent adherent.
A North-Western Autonomous Army was organized under Onisaburo and General Lu as commander, who acted as Onisaburos guide and bodyguard. The soldiers, under him numbered 500, consisted of the skeleton troop, which was to be formed in 10 bridges after enrolling recruits from three particular districts.
They marched ahead with the divine standards of the sun, moon, star and earth streaming in the continental sky. As they went on, Onisaburo strictly prohibited plundering and commandeering. He preached the way of God and healed the sick. For his high virtue he was worshiped be the people as Dalai Lama, an incarnation of their saviors worshiped him. His popularity however aroused the jealousy and suspicious of Chang Tso-lin, who sent an army after him.
Onisaburo and his staff were captured at paiyintala (Tung-Liao) on June 21. All the Chinese staff including General Lu was shoot to death. Onisaburo and five other Japanese were brought before a machine-gun and about to share the same fate as Lu, when the intervention by the Japanese Consul nearby came at the critical moment. There were turned over to the Japanese Consular authorizes, and sent back home after six months adventure.