Hutomani. Part 1. Waka and Uranahi

Motoake En.

This post expands the previous Post 6.1 on the topic of Motoake and Hutomani. These informative charts are by S. Sakata.

Motoake Cosmology

The Motoake chart was designed by Toyoke-sama to teach how the world and humans are created, according to the teaching of To no Wosite. Motoake, the great beginning is represented by this chart. In the central circle is the unseen Source, Amemiwoya.  Amemiwoya is surrounded by the ring of eight Akuta-Kami which govern space and time. Their names are: To, Ho, Ka, Mi, Ye, Hi, Ta, Me.

The next ring, colored in pink, contains the eight Anami-Kami. The two outer rings, colored yellow, each contain sixteen Misohu-Kami; there are 32 Misohu-Kami. There are a total of 48 Kami in this chart. Each of the 48 Kami is represented by a phoneme syllable sound and an ideogram Wosite character.

The Anami-Kami determine the first sounding of creation. Then the Misohu-Kami appear in pairs, and they set the tones. People in Wosite age sensed the power of sound and the voice in the energy of creation by these kami.

Motoake as Hutomani

Motoake Ayama En.

Amateru Amakami studied with his grandfather Toyoke-sama and he learned the cosmology of this chart. Amateru lived a long life, and in his later years developed the use of the Motoake as the Hutomani process. In times of special trouble, the chart would be consulted for inspiration in coming to a solution.

The eight Anami-Kami work with sixteen pairs of Misohu-Kami. Let us explain. The Anami-Kami have a special order which is

a – i – hu – he – mo – wo – su – si.

We have numbered their sectors in the pink ring from 1 through 8. The people of the Wosite age sensed the power of the voice and the ideogram which shows it. The Anami-Kami are the first vocal sounds of creation. They work with the Misohu-Kami. The Misohu-Kami are paired, one in the third ring with its partner in the fourth ring. For example, the first pair might be labelled (1) ya-ma, outlined in red in the chart. The second pair (2): ha-ra, (3): ki-ni; (4): ti-ri, etc.

The sixteen triplets for  a  would be a-ya-ma, a-ha-ra, a-ki-ni, a-ti-ri, etc. The sixteen triplets for i  would be i-ya-ma, i-ha-ra, i-ki-ni, i-ti-ri, etc. There are 128 triplets (8 times 16). Even with only three syllables, these triplets give rise to images in people’s minds, recalling history and culture. People made waka poems of these triplet images and used them as proverbs. Amateru-Kami decided to collect 128 waka, one for each triplet. He put out a call for submssions of proverbs in waka form, and he selected 128 waka. The waka begin with the words ayama, ahara, akini, etc. We will show you one of these waka in a later article.

Hutomani as Waka Anthology and Uranahi Inspiration

Hutomani may thus be considered an anthology of waka. The waka were used in connection with the principle of Motoake, to assist in deciding upon a course of action to a troublesome situation, a solutiion that would be in harmony with Universe.

When we perform Wosite analysis on the word uranahi, we get the result shown in the chart below. is the dynamic, powerful movement that can create new forms of things; ra  is the powerful energy that will be radiated during the process;  na  is the energy that is gathered together in harmony and is collectively moved down to the receiver; and  hi  means that from this energy, inspiration and new ideas will be born.

Therefore, the common labels for Hutomani: “divination” or “fortune-telling” do not convey the true meaning of Hutomani. Hutomani was a process of finding inspiration for approaching the solution to a societal problem by considering the way of Universe.

uranahi en

Amateru-Kami was compiler and editor of the Hutomani document. He was ably assisted by the scholar Amanokoyane, his tsurugi-no-tomo. Amanokoyane was also long-lived so that the document contains much of the wisdom that both great men had gained over the years.