【about the Taikoku Miroku Taisha】
Hatsu HIGA, Yoshimaru’s mother, received a divine revelation and dedicated the divine body of the God of Yin and Yang(the shade and the light) as the main God at this place in Okinawa. It is the origin of this shrine. She received another revelation which told her to open the “Amano-Iwato”(the cave of the sun God) and did open the cave there. It was called as “Koza Miroku” in the beginning. Hatsu was calling the God as “Tenchi-Inyoh-Musubi-No-Ookami” ( another official name for the God of Yin and Yang).
During 1952 and 1955, Hatsu was conducting divine prayers around the Okinawa Main Island and its neighboring islands all alone by herself. In 1961, she was invited by the Imperial Palace and conducted her own divine prayer there. But, due to the heavy burden of divine activities and prayers, she got sick and was hospitalized. It is such a coincidence that her son, Yoshimaru, also got sick and collapsed in 1993. Yoshimaru got divine-influenced during his stay at the hospital, and started his divine activities together with his mother till 1998 when Hatsu passed away.
It was in 2004 that the current name of the Taikoku Miroku Taisha became official. Yoshimaru, after inheriting the divine activities from his mother, named it so by the will of his mother. In here, there are many caves such as “Amano-Iwato”, “Amano-Iwaya” , “Mifushi” and so on. The shrine, called as “the Forest of Gold”(now it is called as “Mt.Kaimeizan”), is there to protect various Gods coming from the limestone cave of the sun God(the “Amano-Iwato”). On May 28, 1952, the God of Yin and Yang appeared and the “Amano-Iwato” which was sealed in Mt.Kaimeizan was opened on November 15, 1952 at long last.
●the Tenchi-inyoh-Musubi-No-Ookami(God of Yin and Yang)---the creator.
●the Amano-Iwato-Ushi-Tora-Koumyo-Daijin----the God in the cave of the sun God which protects the main God(God of Yin and Yang). It helps all the Gods create a new country or a world by “getting rid of un-genuine Gods and balancing the disciplines of the universe”.
●the Amano Iwato---There are many Dragon Gods which protect the Mother God of the Earth. The above “Ushi-Tora-Koumyo-Daijin” is the chief God which protects the Mother God of the Earth. The Dragon Gods work as messengers for creating a better future by making the most of wisdom, divine virtue and divine power. There is also a Dragon Turtle as “a messenger from the Palace of the Dragon in the ocean”.
Annual Schedule of our Divine Activities
(Taikoku Miroku Taisha, Okinawa,Japan)
●January 1(Gregorian Calendar)
We start prayers on December 31 for thanking the year going, and from 0 hour on January 1, we start prayers for the coming new year.
●January 5(Gregorian Calendar)
We start our divine activities in a real sense from this day.
●February 6(Gregorian Calendar)
We consider this day as “setsubun”(the day before the beginning of Spring). There is a story to tell about this. On February 6, 1945, when Mrs. Hatsu Higa, mother of Yoshimaru Higa, was preparing herself for meals, one beggar come into the house.At that time, Mr. Yoshihiro Higa, Yoshimaru’s father, was running a steel mill in Hiroshima. Hatsu was trying to prepare meals for the employees. She was good enough to hand this beggar two rice balls. Hatsu was busy but kind enough to do this. When she turned back and looked at the beggar, he changed into a “Daikoku-Sama”(supreme God appearing as a human). The God gave one millet dumpling to Hatsu and 2 more dumplings to the girls(daughters) who were there. We consider this day as an important day for this legend. We celebrate what we received from our God and thank for it. This is the day which tells the turning point of the season in the calendar.
From this day, we will be in Spring and many new lives such as plants and animals will welcome and enjoy the coming of a warmer season. We pray so that new lives will stay good and evil ones would turn into good ones.
●May 28(Gregorian Calendar)
We call this day as the day for “the Yin and the Yang Festival”.
This is the day when our divine stone, the stone of the Yin and the Yang, was discovered and found. Hatsu Higa got the revelation that this divine stone is the one that would save the world. This stone was found in 1952.
●August 15(Lunar Calendar)
We celebrate the Father God this day. This God is one of the three importants dedicated Gods.
●November 15(Gregorian Calendar)
This is the day that the “Amano-Iwato”(limestone cave) was opened by the God in the same year that the divine stone was discovered and found in 1952.
●November 15(Lunar Calendar)
This is the day that we pray for the orders and systems of the nature so that it will be harmonized to each other.