Mystery man in Showa era – Part 2


This is a story of one of the mystery men who made something strange happen with the support of the World of the Dead in Showa era. I can still remember him vividly.

  • mystery man 怪人
  • make A ~ Aを~させる
  • happen  起こる
  • support 支援
  • the World of the Dead 幽界
  • era 時代
  • remember 思い出す
  • vividly 鮮明に

There was a lady who came to me when I consulted people on holidays. She was a friend of my mother’s, Mrs.T. One day, she came to me after a long interval. The following is what she said to me :

She was invited to come together to an interesting meeting by one of her acquaintances.  Accompanying the acquaintance, she found the meeting was a group consultation held by a psychic in an ordinary house.

  • consult 相談にの
  • holiday 休日
  • one day ある日
  • after a long interval 久しぶりに
  • the following  以下のもの
  • interesting 興味深い
  • acquaintance 知人
  • accompany 一緒について行く
  • consultation 相談
  • ordinary 普通の

According to her, he was born in Kyushu(九州)and after 30 years of ascetic practices in spiritual mountains all over Japan, he acquired some superhuman abilities. He had no fixed address and had been traveling around the county in his car. He had a soft look on his face and always wore three-piece suit. He was called Mr.S.

  • according to A Aによると
  • be born 生まれる
  • ascetic practice 修行
  • all over A A中の
  • acquire 獲得する
  • superhuman 超人的な
  • ability 能力
  • fixed 固定した
  • around the country 全国を
  • soft look 柔和な表情
  • wear 着ている

When she observed what was going on in the meeting, he was consulting each of the participants one by one before a large audience. Mr.S said to one of the participants who wanted to have counseling that the cause of his problems was harm brought on by a spirit. On holding his hand above the consultor, Mr.S told him to look into his bag. He put his hand into the bag and took out a dark red stone. Mr.S said that he turned the evil spirit into the stone. All of the participants were surprised.

  • observe 眺める
  • audience 聴衆
  • participant 参加者
  • cause 原因
  • harm 障り
  • bring on A Aをもたらす
  • consultor 相談者
  • tell A to~  Aに〜するよう言う
  • look into A Aを覗き込む
  • dark red 赤黒い
  • turn A into B AをBに変える

Another woman took the same kind of stone out of her bra, and another from inside the tip of the sock. The dark red stone disappeared when Mr.S grasp it in his hand in front of those present. At the end of the meeting, Mr.S looked out of the window at the garden and said he gathered evil spirits haunting the house and put them into a stone there. When the master of the house smashed the garden stone as large as 30 cm into pieces with a hammer, a dark red stone like an egg came out of its center. Seeing this, Mrs. T was surprised and took part in two other meetings held in other houses later. The participation fee was 30000 yen each.

  • the same kind of A 同じようなA
  • tip 先端
  • disappear 消える
  • grasp 掴む
  • those present 出席者
  • gather 集める
  • haunt 取り憑く
  • maser 主人
  • smash A into pieces Aを粉々に割る
  • come out of A Aから出てくる
  • center 中心
  • take part in A Aに参加する
  • participation fee 参加費
  • each 一人につき

Now, the reason why Mrs.T came to me was that in the third meeting she took part in, chatting with all the other participants leaving the meeting, she talked about me and then Mr.S got interested in me, so he asked her to see to it that he could meet me. Participants who had took part in the meetings over and over for a long time were surprised because they knew Mr.S would never meet other psychics. Mrs.T was so fascinated with him at that time that she came to me in order to ask me to meet him.

To be continued.

  • the reason why S+V SがVする理由
  • get interested in A Aに興味を持つ
  • ask A to~ Aに〜するよう頼む
  • see to it that… …であるよう取りはからう
  • be fascinated with A Aに心酔している
  • so~that S+V とても〜なのでSはVする
  • in order to~ 〜するために
  • to be continued 続く

Today too,



Thank you so much for keeping us alive.

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