A Mysterious Japanese Woman Who Came Back from the Afterworld

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This is a true story of a man who succeed in growing the world’s first chemical-free apples.


His name is Akinori Kimura (1949.11.8 ~), a Japanese farmer.

Kimura developed an apple cultivation method without any use of pesticides and fertilizers which had been long considered to be impossible.


Therefore, the apples that he grew are called as “miracle apples.”


If you are interested in Kimuras amazing story behind the development of miracle apples, please click the link below.

However, Kimura’s miracle is not limited only to apples.


Actually, he had a lot of amazing experiences in his life.


Here, I would like to introduce Kimura’s strange meeting with a mysterious woman after the near-death experience.

A Strange Meeting with a Mysterious Woman  After the Near-Death Experience

In the former post, I introduced Kimura’s amazing near-death experience.

Amazing Near-Death Experience of a Japanese Man Who Made Miracle Apples This is a true story of a man who succeed in growing the world’s first chemical-free apples.   His name is Akinori Kimura (1949.11.8 ~), a Japanese farm...

More than one year after he had the above near-death experience, he had another amazing experience.


He had a speech on his growing method of chemical-free apples in Yokohama, Japan.


The organizer of the speech was a store selling organic vegetables and sundries.


The store also sold apple juice made from Kimura’s chemical-free apples and thus they asked Kimura to speech.


After the lecture, the organizer got a phone from a woman.

She said,

I heard Mr. Kimura will give a speech today.


Did I still have time to participate in Kimura’s speech?

The organizer replied to her,

We are sorry but he just now finished the speech.

Then she asked the organizer eagerly.

I got to see Mr.Kimura.


Would you please tell him to wait there?


I’m coming right up!

Even the organizer did not know who the woman was.


Kimura came to Tokyo for his speech from his hometown, Hirosaki city by highway bus.


He completed his talk in the early afternoon.


The highway bus returning from Tokyo was going to leave at 9 p.m..


Thus, Kimura had to fill the hours before the departure time.


He had much time to meet the woman.


So, Kimura told the organizer.

I got it.


Tell her I’ll wait here.

A Strange Meeting with the Mysterious Woman

Then, Kimura went to the parking lot of the store and leaned against a car to smoke.


He thought that the organizer would let him know, when the woman came to the store.


After a while, a black car came to the parking lot.


He thought that it was Toyota Crown or Nissan Cedric.


The car parked on the space 100 meters away from Kimura.

A driver got out of the car and opened the rear seat door of the car for a woman.

It that a chauffeured car?


She must be a person of considerable wealth!

Kimura looked at the woman with a stunned eye.


She was a woman with long hair wearing a dark suit.


She walked briskly toward Kimura.


The parking lot was spacious and a lot of vans and trucks were parked.


Kimura peeked at the woman through the narrowest gaps in those vans and trucks.


Thus, it seemed almost impossible that she could find him through the gaps.


However, she walked straight into him without a moment’s hesitation, as if she knew where he was all along.

Why does she know where I am?


Could it be that she has X-ray vision?

His heart was pounding.


The woman came in front of him and said with conviction.

You are Mr. Akinori Kimura, aren’t you?

He was so shocked.

How did you know?

Even more surprisingly, she looked like she was in her early twenties.

Does this young lady have a chauffeur-driven black car?


Her family must be very wealthy!

Kimura stared the woman in wonder.

Mysterious Woman Who Came Back from the Afterworld

The woman said to him with a smile.

I’m sorry to have kept you waiting, Mr. Kimura.

He was at a loss what to answer.


Kimura asked her without saying hello.

What can I help you, ma’am?

That day, you got on a big bubble and ascended together with two people.

She opened her talk by saying that.

You know there were three bubbles.


You got on one of them.


I got on the other bubble. 

Kimura had no words of reply.


Although that was the first time he met her, she knew everything about his near-death experience to all the details for some reason.


He was stunned by that unexpected development.


She continued.

That day, three people including you and I went to the afterworld.


However, the other woman is still waiting for us in the afterworld.

To get his thought together, Kimura tried to remember his near-death experience.


Just as she said, when he was enclosed in the bubble ascending to the heaven, he saw the other two bubbles, each of which enclosed a woman.


And when he returned from the afterworld, he alone got on the bubble.


However, according to the woman, she also returned from the afterworld.


Kimura asked her with amazement.



Who are you?

She said marvels.

I’m your guide to the afterworld.

The Past of the Mysterious Woman

Kimura asked himself.


His near-death experience was confidential just between him and his wife.


Thus, it was impossible that the other people knew his near-death experience.


Furthermore, the woman said that she was his guide to the afterworld.

So, is she not human?

But, actually, she came here by black car and she was alive in this world.


He did not know at all.


He could not think of anything.


So, he looked at the woman in confusion and asked her a silly question.

How old are you, ma’am?

She replied to him.

I’ll be 50 soon.

He got confused, because she did not look like she was in her forties.

Then, she began to tell him a strange story.


It was about her life.

I was born in Hokkaido.

According to the woman, when she was three years, she was mature in thinking and acting for her age.


She acted as if she was twenty years old.


Everybody did not understand why she was so mature.


Then, she grew up to enter elementary school.


One day, when she came home from school, her mother scolded her.

You didn’t go to school, today.


You were playing, weren’t you?


Why didn’t you go to school?

Someone told her mother that she was playing by herself on a street.


However, it was impossible, because she attended a class at the elementary school that day.


Amazingly, the same thing happened over and over again.


Each time, she was scolded by her mother.

I did go to school, today!


I’m not lying.


Trust me, Mom!

She protested to her mother in tears, but her mother did not believe her.

Since then, she was vaguely aware of something strange.

Perhaps, there may be the other me in the world.


She may have the same appearance as mine.


So, while I went to the school, she played on the street.


I’m sure my shadow did it!

Unexpectedly, her premonition was proved to be right.


One day, when she was in the third grade of elementary school, she went to the school with her mother.


After her mother dropped her off at school, her mother was surprised to see a girl playing on a street.


According to her mother, the girl was a look-alike for her.

Is that girl my daughter?


Why is she playing on the street?


No way!


I have dropped her off at school, just now!


Who is that girl?

Rumors flew around so quickly among people in her small town.

Look at that girl!


I heard the girl was a witch.

Oh, Really?


That girl is kind of creepy!

So, she must be a child of the devil.

Her family could not stand people’s cold stares any more.


So, her family moved to Kansai region from Hokkaido.


Since then, she grew up in Kansai.


And she said that she was working in Tokyo then.


According to the woman, her mother and father still lived in Kansai.

A Promise with the Mysterious Woman

She talked with Kimura for nearly an hour in the parking lot.


After she finished talking, she said to him.

I’ll be going to Tokyo now.


Would you like to ride together with me?

It seemed she knew that he would go towards Hamamatsucho in Tokyo.

Thank you for the offer, but I’ll return by train.

He declined her offer politely.


Kimura thought that this would be the last.


So, he asked her a important question.

Why did you come here to tell me that?

She replied.

That’s because you’re not aware of that thing.

Kimura did not know what “that thing” meant.


She held her head high.

I came here, because you do not even realize that thing.

She said again.


Kimura thought she might have come to tell these words to him.


On parting, he said to her.

Please be careful.

Then she bowed slightly and walked slowly towards her car.

She left without exchanging contacts with him.


After the woman left, Kimura noticed that he forgot to ask her name.


So, he still does not know even her name.


However, he did not mind that, because she promised him.

We should meet again sometime.

So, Kimura is certain that he can definitely meet the woman again in the near future.


Until then, can he notice the thing that he has not noticed yet?

What on earth am I lacking?

Kimura says.

I will keep on looking for that until then.

You may think that Kimura saw a dream or an illusion.


But, it was neither a dream nor an illusion.


Actually, the owner of the store saw the woman walking to him up close.


Later, the owner questioned him heavily.

Mr. Kimura!


What were you doing in the parking lot of my store?


I completely thought you were hitting on the young lady!

How the hell did you get to know that beautiful lady?


I didn’t know you are so popular with young girls!


You should introduce her to me next time!

Thus, it is a true story.


Some day, while you were working at your company or attending your school, your family may see the other you were playing on a street.


Perhaps, he may be your doppelganger.


Published on April 14, 2019

Written by OTAKUPAPA


  1. Akinori Kimura (August 2009). “All is the dispensation of the universe.”
  2. Takuji Ishikawa (April 2011). “Miracle apples.”
  3. Akinori Kimura In Wikipedia.
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