The Spiritualism Association of Japan

Profile of the Representative Director

Hiroyuki Ehara

Hiroyuki Ehara

Spiritualist.
Spirit medium.
Spiritual healer.
Psychic researcher.
Opera singer.

Born in Tokyo in 1964.
Former member of the World Healing Federation.
After studying Fine Arts at the Faculty of Human Sciences , Wako University, completed Type II Special Studies in Shinto at Kokugakuin University.
Guest professor at Kibi International University.
Guest professor at Kyushu University of Health and Welfare.
Advisor to the Japan Phytotherapy Association

Hiroyuki Ehara founded the Spiritualism Research Center in 1989. A frequent visitor to the United Kingdom, Professor Ehara received training from outstanding spirit mediums such as Nella Jones, Doris Collins and those at the Harry Edwards Spiritual Healing Sanctuary. With a solid foundation in Spiritualism now in place, Professor Ehara began his counseling work.

At the time, “sittings” or séances, a method of receiving communications from the spirit world, were rare in Japan. Professor Ehara continued individual counseling for the next 15 years (he is now taking a break from these labors).

Professor Ehara is also the founding father of the practice of spirit mediums taking the title “spiritual counselor.” In so many ways, Professor Ehara is truly the leading light of Spiritualism in Japan.

The Spiritualism Course, in which Professor Ehara teaches students to shine the light of spiritual truth on their own lives, began when Professor Ehara was in service at a Shinto shrine. In 2017 the Spiritualism Association of Japan founder marked his 30th year of teaching this course.

The year 2000 was a milestone for Professor Ehara, from which point he authored books and series of magazine articles and appeared countless times on television, all with the goal of bringing Spiritualism to popular attention. A highly popular television program, Ehara Hiroyuki Special: Tengoku kara no Tegami (Hiroyuki Ehara Special: Letters from Heaven), was serialized, relating the thoughts of the departed and reassuring viewers that the soul lives on after death forever.

Professor Ehara has published over 80 books. Among the best known of these books are the long-selling Kohun wo Hikiyoseru Spiritual Book (Spiritual Book of Drawing Happiness Toward You) (Mikasa Shobo); Hito wa Naze Umare Ikani Ikirunoka (Why are We Born? How Should We Live?) (Heart Publishing); Inochi ga Abunai! Spiritual Counselor kara no Teigen (Your Life is in Danger! Recommendations from a Spiritual Healer) (Shueisha), Ningen no Kizuna (Human Ties) (Shogakukan), Trauma (Kodansha) and Spiritualism wo Kataru (Speaking of Spiritualism) (Parco Publishing). (All titles are translated from the Japanese; the books are available in Japanese only.) He continues to write to this day, addressing all kinds of concerns people confront in their lives. Professor Ehara’s accomplishments are widely noted including registry in the Amazon Hall of Fame, underscoring his success as a pioneer in the promulgation of Spiritualism.

One of the mainstays of Professor Ehara’s career as a spiritual counselor is his arena tours. In 2003 he began touring with a series of “spiritual talks.” In 2005 Professor Ehara began presenting Spiritual Voice, a sound and light extravaganza complete with stagecraft and music, all planned by the Professor himself to the smallest detail. Professor Ehara’s tours have reached many of Japan’s best-known venues, including Nippon Budokan in Tokyo and Osakajo Hall in Osaka.

When Professor Ehara closed out his stadium tours with a 2009 show entitled Spiritual Gift: How to Find Happiness (presented at the National Stadium in Yoyogi, Tokyo and Osakajo Hall), he had mobilized a total of over 230,000 spectators.

Professor Ehara has preached the message of Spiritualism in a wide range of approaches, venues and formats. Going forward, as the third act of this great play begins, Professor Ehara is focusing on deepening the content of his message.