Part of the Matheson Trust Sacred Audio Collection
Kotodama or kototama, literally “word spirit”, is the Japanese name for the subtle power of language sounds and words. It is a central concept in Japanese mythology and Shinto, as well as in Japanese traditional martial arts. Indeed, one of the classical names of Japan is kototama no sakiwau kuni: “the land where the kototama (i.e. the mysterious workings of language) bring bliss.”
Aikido Kotodama (Japanese)
This recording is by John Stevens, Aikido Sensei during the annual Classical Aikido Shugyo 2006 in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
A O U E I
MASAKATSU AGATSU KATSUHAYABI
NAMU AME-NO-MURA-KUMO KUKI SAMUHARA RYU-O