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A city situated about two hours by train to the west of Kyoto that serves as the spiritual center of the OMOTO RELIGION founded by Nao DEGUCHI and popularized by Onisaburo DEGUCHI. Site of the first dojo of Morihei UESHIBA who taught followers of the religion c. 1921-1925 until he moved to Tokyo.