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A scholar of modern Shintō history and D.Lit (bungaku hakushi). Born in 1873 to a family of hereditary Shintō priests (shinshoku) at Tachima village, Kita-Uwa District, Ehime Prefecture, he became a follower of the Shinto sect Konkōkyō. In 1895 he graduated from Kokugakuin University's regular course, in May the following year became compilation assistant for the sections on kami (Jingibu) of Kojiruien (Encyclopedia of Ancient Matters), was promoted to editor and member of the advisory board, and studied under Satō Nobuzane (Jōjitsu).
In 1913 he was appointed as assistant historiographer, raised to the status of historiographer together with Inobe Shigeo, Iwahashi Koyata and others in May 1925, and until his retirement in 1936 was mainly engaged in the compilation of historical manuscripts for the first volume of Dai Nihon shiryō (History of Great Japan). He later worked at the Imperial Academy (Teikoku Gakushiin) on the compilation of Teishitsu-seido shi (History of the Imperial Household System), and devoted himself as the official responsible for editorial affairs.
He also held a position as Professor at Kokugakuin University and lecturer at Tōkyō Pedagogical College for high school teachers. Among his works are Kannagara no shutten to sono shin-kaishaku (The Ancient Divine Sources and their New Interpretation), Jingi saishi (Religious Services for the Kami of Heaven and Earth) and Shintō kōyō (An Outline of Shintō). His method of scholarship was particularly known for his precise investigation of historical works and institutions. Yamamoto Nobuki died in 1944 at the age of seventy-two.