Insights into the Anecdotes: Gisaburo Nakata (1831–1886), Anecdote 41: “Through All Generations”

The Anecdote   One day Oyasama visited the home of Gisaburo Nakata in Toyoda Village. Oyasama hummed as She walked around the house: “Step in firmly. Step down firmly. Step down firmly to eternity.” After that, Oyasama told Nakata: “God has entered this residence and hardened the ground. Never let…

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Insights into the Anecdotes: Ichibei Matsuo (1835–1879), Anecdote 27: “Happy Day”

The Anecdote (Summary) On the morning of the tenth day of Oyasama’s visit to the Matsuo residence in July 1872—when Ichibei and his wife went to Oyasama’s room to extend their greetings—Oyasama asked, “Would you like to have God enshrined?” Ichibei replied, “Where would the best place be?” “Over there,”…

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