Tomokichi Fukurai

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Tomokichi Fukurai (福来友吉)
Born 3 November 1869(1869-11-03)
Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
Died 13 March 1952 (82)
Alma mater Tokyo Imperial University (東京帝国大学, Tokyo Teikoku Daigaku)
Affiliations Psychical Institute of Japan

Tomokichi Fukurai (福来友吉, ふくらい ともきち, Fukurai Tomokichi; November 3, 1869 - March 13, 1952) was a Japanese psychologist and parapsychologist interested in hypnosis, extra-sensory perception, and nengraphy, the method of imprinting images psychically onto photo plates (i.e. psychic photography). Fukurai's most infamous parapsychology experiments, which became known as the Senrigan Affair, were conducted from 1910-1911 with clairvoyants Chizuko Mifune, Ikuko Nagao, and Takahashi Sadako.

Selected Bibliography

  • 福来友吉 (明治38年) (in Japanese), 催眠心理學槪論, 東京: 成美堂,  — [English: "Theory of Hypnotic Psychology"]
  • 福来友吉 (大正6年), "観念は生物なり" (in Japanese), 変態心理 (日本精神医学会): 159-79, 247-63  — [English: "An Idea is an Organism"]
  • 福来友吉 (大正2年) (in Japanese), 透視と念写 (Tōshi to nensha), 東京: 宝文館,  — [English: "Clairvoyance and Thoughtography"]
  • Fukurai, T. (1931) (in English), Clairvoyance and Thoughtography, London: Rider & Co. 
  • 福来友吉 (昭和7年) (in Japanese), 心霊と神秘世界 (Shinrei to shinpi sekai)  — [English: "Spirits and the Mysterious World"]