Masaharu Taniguchi

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Masaharu Taniguchi
Born (1893-11-22)22 November 1893
Died 17 July 1985(1985-07-17) (aged 91)
Resting place Tama Cemetery, Fuchu, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Other names 谷口雅春
Alma mater University of Waseda
Known for Founding Seicho-no-ie
Spouse(s) Teruko Taniguchi
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Masaharu Taniguchi (谷口 雅春 Taniguchi Masaharu?, 22 November 1893 – 17 June 1985) was a Japanese New Thought leader, founder of Seicho-no-ie.[1]

He began studying English literature at the University of Waseda, Tokyo. In parallel, he also studied the works of Fenwicke Holmes, and subsequently translated Holmes' book, The Law of Mind in Action into Japanese. In 1929, after much study and contemplation, he reported having received a divine revelation followed by the healing of his daughter. This led in 1930 to the creation of a magazine, Seicho-no-ie ("home of infinite life, wisdom, and abundance"). The movement grew during the 1930s, although was suppressed during World War II. In 1952, he co-authored a book with Fenwicke Holmes titled The Science of Faith.[2]

Taniguchi died in a Nagasaki hospital on June 17, 1985, at the age of ninety-one.[3]


  1. ^ Clark, Peter B., ed. (2000). Japanese New Religions: In Global Perspective. Surrey, UK: Curzon. pp. 35, 48. ISBN 0-7007-1185-6. 
  2. ^ "Masaharu Taniguchi." Religious Leaders of America, 2nd ed., edited by J. Gordon Melton. Detroit: The Gale Group, 1999. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale, 2008.
  3. ^ Associated Press (1985-06-18). "Religious leader Taniguchi". The Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 2010-01-07. 

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