The Lineage of Reiki


 Mikao Usui (1865 ~ 1926)

Founder of Reiki. In 1922, after years of searching to obtain "the state of complete peace of mind", he reached enlightenment and a healing ability. It was the start Reiki and his school called "Shin Shin Kaizen Usui Reiki Ryoho". During his life time, he taught Reiki to over 2000 people and spread Reiki in Japan.

Chijiro Hayashi (1874 ~ 1940)

A disciple of Mikao Usui. Dr. Hayashi was a former naval physician, he employed Reiki to treat his patients. He created a study group called "Hayashi Reiki Kenkyu­kai" under the guidance of Usui Sensei but did not deviate from the teachings of "Usui Reiki Ryoho". He played a major role spreading Reiki to North Amercia and taught Mrs. Hawayo Takata, the grand mother of "Western Reiki".

Chiyoko Hamaguchi (1921 ~ 2003)

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In 1938, Chiyoko Yamaguchi learned "Usui Reiki Ryoho" from Chujiro Hayashi. For 65 years, she practice Reiki on a daily basis with her relatives, friends and people in her community. After realizing that the original form of Reiki would be lost if it was not preserved, she established the "Jikiden Reiki Institute" with her son, Tadao Yamaguchi in 1999.

Tadao Yamaguchi

Founder of the "Jikiden Reiki Institute". He grew up all his life with Reiki and did not have any vaccinations or any other medicine. Understanding the value and profound healing of Reiki, Tadao was inspired to spread the original form of Reiki around the world so it does not get lost again. Tadao travels internationally to teach Jikiden Reiki seminars.

Sanae Okada


Sanae Okada has been a practitioner of the healing arts for over 15 years. She learned Jikiden Reiki in 2009 and studied with Tadao Yamaguchi. She launched her teaching business Jikiden Reiki Seminars in 2014 and she has been joyfully teaching people how to heal themselves and others ever since. Please read About Sanae for more information.