Ghost Stories Told By Japanese Celebrities - Aya Sugimoto (with English Captions)


Uploaded by montecristo73returns on 03.07.2011

Transcript:
The story of an experience Sugimoto Aya had while filming a movie...
...where she says she was possessed.
The woman she was portraying in the film was the criminal Abe Sada...
...known as the “Wicked Woman of the Showa Period.”
Claiming she killed her lover Kichizo because she loved him too much...
...she shocked society by cutting and taking with her a certain part of his body.
What paranormal phenomenon happened during filmmaking?
Someone Inside of Me: Sugimoto Aya
The fact is, ever since I was in my twenties I developed a deep interest in this incident.
I wondered what kind of person was someone who would go so far...
...as saying "I will love a man to the end even if it cost me my own life."
I was in a way fascinated by that life.
So we began filming the movie.
So...
In the Sumida distrct of Shitamachi in Tokyo...
...there is a place called the Tokyo Metropolitan Spirit Memorial.
I thought that Abe, being natural from Shitamachi...
... surely must have gone there to pray.
Those beliefs were held by the locals there.
In the Tokyo City Spirit Memorial...
...the spirits of the victims of the air raids during the Showa period...
...and of the victims of the Great Kanto Earthquake are enshrined there.
I thought, “If I’m carrying her name I might as well go there and pray too.”
So I went to the main temple of the Memorial...
...went all the way to the front row and put my hands together...
...and got myself ready to pray.
Suddenly, the atmosphere around me changed.
My body felt really heavy.
There was an uncontrollable, uh...
I felt an uncontrollable contact with the dead opening forth...
...as if it was flowing out of me.
It was the suffering voices of the victims of the air raids and of the earthquake...
...in their dying moments.
First, it was the voice of someone who was tumbled down some stairs...
...holding his stomach and saying, “it hurts, it hurts…”
Then it was a voice saying “My child, my child, my child, my child...”
A woman looking for her child.
Then, someone saying, “It’s cold, it’s cold, it’s cold, it’s cold...”
A person chattering his teeth and trembling.
I couldn’t stay like that so we had a medium come over...
...and perform and exorcism in the premises.
In the middle of the exorcism he tells me...
...there is just one person who would not come out of me no matter what.
What he came to know was...
...that the person who was in the center of me...
...was Abe Sada.
I asked him how did he know that.
What I will say now has to do with the movie promotion campaign that was to take place after filming.
Just before the promotion campaign began there was a medium in the production company...
...with whom I was going over certain details of the project.
He looked at me and said...
"You..."
“You will see the person you love soon."
"You want to see him soon, so you will."
"This person that you are meant to be full of joy with.”
I was asked, “Who is the person?”
I said, “I don’t know. I’m not planning on seeing anyone."
"I don’t understand at all.”
When I said this, my manager, who was at my side listening said...
“You know...”
“As part of the promotional campaign...
...we are making arrangements...
...for us to...
...go to pray at the tomb of Kichizo.”
He told me this.
So...
...sometimes...
...I still...
...get the feeling that...
...perhaps...
...she is still here.