Aug 15th, 1865 - Mar 9th, 1926
The Founder of Reiki in Japan. After a long search to obtain "the state of complete peace of mind" he reached enlightenment and the ability to use energy to heal others while on Mt. Kurama in Kyoto, Japan. Afterwards he began the use of this healing ability in 1922. It was then he began the "Shin Shin Kaizen Usui Reiki Ryoho"- which translates to "For the improvement of body and mind, Usui Reiki healing method Association". During his lifetime, he taught Reiki to over 2000 people and 20 of these students reached the Shinpiden (mystical teaching) level. One of them was Chujiro Hayashi.
Dec 18th 1921 - Aug 19th 2003
Chiyoko learned Usui Reiki Ryoho from Chujiro Hayashi in 1938. Since then, she had practiced Reiki on a daily basis with her relatives and friends for 65 years. In 1995, she realized Reiki had spread to the world for the first time. In 1999, she established the Jikiden Reiki Institute with her son, Tadao Yamaguchi and taught Reiki in the same way she had been taught, based on the old materials, notes, photos, and memories.
Frank Arjava Petter
Frank embarked on his Reiki journey while living in Japan in 1992 and has written many books on the history and culture of Reiki. Acknowledged worldwide as a renowned Reiki teacher and a pioneer in the revival movement of the original Japanese Reiki. Since 1997 he has traveled all over the world teaching Reiki and is the Vice President of the Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai (Institute) in Kyoto, Japan.
Sep 15th, 1879 - May 11th, 1940
A disciple of Mikao Usui, he became a Shihan (teacher) in 1925. As a former naval physician, he employed Reiki to treat his patients. He made his branch, "Hayashi Reiki Kenkyukai" at his master Usui's suggestion, but kept the way of teaching as "Usui Reiki Ryoho". He played a major role in bringing Reiki overseas by teaching Mrs. Hawayo Takata, the grandmother of Western Reiki.
Tadao is the son of Chiyoko Yamaguchi and he grew up with Reiki in his daily life since birth. Tadao lives in Japan and teaches Reiki worldwide. His mission is to spread Reiki as he believes this new millennium is the century for humanity and many people are in great need of healing. Mr. Yamaguchi is the President of the Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai (Institute) in Kyoto, Japan.