by Hitori Saito / Emiko Shibamura


189 pages / February 2013 / 1,700 yen (w/o tax)

For the first time, Hitori Saito's top student talks about the best way to increase your good fortune! It's the second installment in this self-improvement series.


This second release is a follow-up of the bestseller Vessels of Potential that Hitori Saito wrote with his most successful student, Emiko Shibamura. People talk about being lucky and being unlucky, but what exactly is this “luck”? The highest-paying taxpayer in Japan Hitori Saito and the well-respected entrepreneur Ms. Shibamura reveal for the first time the secret of luck and how to improve its flow in your life.

“Unless you do something, your luck won’t change. The reason for this is that the earth is a ‘planet of action’. Unless you understand that our planet operates on action, you won’t be able to make the most of good fortune even when it comes to you. It’s the same as getting onto a train without knowing which direction it’s going or even whether it’s going to stop at the place you want to go. You might find yourself on the right train, but you are also likely to go in the completely opposite direction or pass the station you were headed for. So, simply realizing that we live on a planet of action will change your fortune.” –Hitori Saito

From the table of contents

Chapter 1 What is fortune? –Hitori Saito
Chapter 2 Clearing the way for good fortune –Emiko Shibamura
Chapter 3 Attracting good fortune –Emiko Shibamura
Chapter 4 Accepting good fortune –Emiko Shibamura
Chapter 5 Preparing for when your fortune will change –Hitori Saito

From the editor

This is a follow-up to the bestselling Vessels of Potential. The theme for this edition is fortune. Ordinary people like me tend to say that a person has good or bad luck, but the fact is that lucky people don’t wait around for their luck to change in their favor. They are many times more attentive and hardworking than most, but their disposition doesn’t betray the struggles they have been through. Mr. Saito writes that Planet Earth is “the planet of action”. Good luck comes through action. I encourage you to learn this secret from the best teacher–student team, Hitori Saito and Emiko Shibamura.


Hitori Saito

Hitori Saito is the founder of Ginza Marukan and is the highest-paying taxpayer in Japan. He was in the top 10 highest taxpayers for 12 consecutive years starting in 1993, setting a new record. While high taxpayers mostly deal in real estate and stock offerings, Mr. Saito’s case is unusual because all of his tax is on business income. He has published many books about combining both emotional happiness and financial success. His main works include The Power of Subtle Differences, Insight (both published by Sunmark), Top Shape, The Road to Happiness, Heaven on Earth (Longsellers), Success Methods Written by a Weirdo (Sogo Horei), and This Will Never Grow Old (Makino), among others.

Emiko Shibamura

Emiko Shibamura was Hitori Saito’s first apprentice and is now a representative of the Ginza Marukan Shibamura Group. Born in Hokkaido, she first met Mr. Saito when she was an 18-year-old finger-pressure therapy student. Several years later, she began to relate to Mr. Saito’s positive and appealing way of thinking and decided to work for him at Marukan as his first apprentice. Since then, she has been appointed supervisor of Marukan branch offices in 13 different parts of the country, including Tokyo and Osaka. During the time when Mr. Saito was the No. 1 taxpayer in Japan, she came in at No. 86. Her main works include Hitori Saito’s Mysterious Laws of Happiness (Daiwa), Hitori Saito’s Wonderful Attraction Theory (PHP), and Hitori Saito’s Cosmic Energy Therapy (Longsellers).