Oomoto (大本, literally "foundation"), also known as Omoto-kyo (大本教) or similar Omoto, is a Japanese religion, often categorized as a new Japanese religion and offshoot of Shinto. The religion was founded, in 1892, by Nao Deguchi. The spiritual leaders of the movement have always been women. Since 2001, the movement has been guided by its fifth leader, Kurenai Deguchi. Its Co-founder was Onisaburo Deguchi.