The Japanese researcher in question is Dr. Masaru Emoto, chief of the Hado institute in Tokyo. He is the author of many books concerning the phenomenon of ‘Hado’. The two ideograms comprising this expression Hado (pronounced hadou to rhyme with shadow) literally mean “wave” and “move”. This following definition is how Dr. Emoto himself describes the phenomenon, which led him to a series of remarkable discoveries pertaining to the nature of water. Hado: The intrinsic vibrational pattern at the atomic level in all matter. The smallest unit of energy. Its basis is the energy of human consciousness.

A rapid understanding of Hado quickly spread throughout Japan as Dr. Emoto’s theory gained ground. The word subsequently became part of daily language. “The Hado of this place is really low. Let’s leave.” “That person has a really powerful Hado.” “Let’s change the Hado of this environment.” Conversational pieces such as this now abound in Japan and it is largely due to his revolutionary photographs of water crystals under high magnification. Frozen crystals of water? Yes, like this.

“Arigatou” – Thank you in Japanese
This is not just any crystallized molecule of water however. What has put Dr. Emoto at the forefront of the Hado phenomenon is his proof that thoughts and feelings affect PHYSICAL reality. By producing different Hado through written and spoken words, as well as music and literally presenting it to the SAME water samples, the water appears to “change its expression”. The exquisite beauty of the above crystal of frozen tap water is clearly the result of Hado being projected at it. The expression of human gratitude (arigatou) is thus immediately reflected in water.

Hado in Action
The theory of Hado postulates that, since all phenomena is at heart resonating energy, by changing the vibration we change the substance. Conventional science in general still does not support this notion. Yet quantum physics and in particular the ‘observer effect’ (of Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle) clearly suggests we do alter our environment.

Water condition before Hado activated
On the 25th of July 1999 at 04:30 in the morning 350 people gathered and offered their words, facing Lake Biwa. Praying with us at that time was the then 97 year old creator of the ” Great declaration”, Mr. Nobuo Shioya. The result of that was an incredible success that truly surprised us, the public at large. Concerning the outcome of that, here is how Mr. Shiotani described it in his book ‘Jizairyoku 2’ (Self sustaining power 2) published by Sunmark Press on September 25, 2000:

The largest lake in our land, the ‘water jar’ for the whole Kansai district, Lake Biwa in Shiga prefecture is an example without exception of horrendous pollution, with foul smelling and dirty water. No longer can we see the beautiful lake shore or the stock of ditch reeds there. Instead, every summer the surface of the lake is covered with a foreign species of aquatic plant called ‘kokanada’ algae which then putrefies.

It spreads a foul odor around the area, and so for over twenty years the prefecture has been carrying out a large scale operation to weed it out. However, last year (1999) during that summer only, for some reason this aquatic plant hardly emerged at all, and there were no complaints made to the city office as it is usually swamped with during a normal year. It was reported in the newspapers that none of the parties concerned could ascertain the cause of this and that they were all shaking their heads over it.

Naturally that would be the case when ‘something that was there is no more’, as in the phenomenon which occurred on the surface of Lake Biwa. This ‘miracle’ too can be be explained I think through the power of thought. It’s a fact that, as one of the ringleaders of this happening, nobody else but me could know that. In that year an event was held to clean up the waters of Lake Biwa by a group mainly involved in researching Hado.

If the waters of Biwa were to become clean, an old saying had it that all of Japan’s water would be purified, and so this congregation of people was there to use the power of Hado and Kotodama (the spirit of words) to try to do just that. I was also invited there and so headed for a hotel by the lake side where I gave a lecture on the method of ‘right mind and breath control’. Then on the next morning sometime, about three hundred participants assembled on the lake shore. With myself in the middle we faced the lake’s surface and as the rising sun came up before us we chanted the ‘Great Declaration’: “The eternal power of the universe has gathered itself to create a world with true and grand harmony.”

led the group in doing this and everyone performed the intoning of the words ten times. The ‘Great Declaration’ as it literally says, by utilizing the limitless energy filling the universe, is a powerful statement to actualize world peace. These are words that can be clearly stated strongly as an established fact. By vocalizing this, the power of Kotodama, infused with the eternal energy of the universe, spreads to surrounding things and penetrates them, giving people world peace to begin with, many wishes fulfilled and happiness. That most powerful notion in words is also a statement that boosts that notion into actualization most strongly.

After cheering in chorus, I quickly excused myself and , being an old man, returned to the hotel. That happened last year in July. And then came this: “Every summer on Lake Biwa the foreign species of algae called kokanada, which almost covers the lake as it flourishes abnormally, is
practically out of sight this year. In a normal year, the complaints of foul odor which come in to Shiga prefecture have been nil this year, and the amount of algae cleaned up by the prefecture is a mere pittance.” It was a month later at the end of August when this was reported in the press.

Water condition before Hado activated
However, if that was not a mysterious phenomenon it is still not something without a cause. Our thoughts that were sent out imbued with the great declaration curbed the emergence of an aquatic plant which was the source of a foul odour, and transformed the surface of the lake into a clean state. Our thoughts, requesting harmony and stability for all things through the ‘great declaration’ were transmitted clearly to grass and water, changing their qualities and purifying nature’s pollution although many people do not realize it, there you have a clear causal relationship existing.In this fashion, it is not only human minds but also all life forms in this world containing all things and phenomena, including substances in nature like water which respond to our human thoughts. They accept those thoughts and it changes their condition and quality.

Water condition before Hado activated
One month and two days from that day on August 27th the Kyoto Shinbun newspaper, an influential local newspaper company, was surprised and
very much pleased. This year complaints about the water in Lake Biwa have decreased. They say that the spread of the water algae condition has improved and that the foul odour has disappeared.