Story of Dr Chujiro Hayashi
Dr Chujiro Hayashi
1880 - 1940
Reiki found Dr Hayashi after he had retired as a Medical
Officer with the Japanese Imperial Navy. He became deeply
involved with Dr Usui healing system
working away at the clinic while being intitated into the
first two levels of Reiki.
While Usui Sensei used a simple and intuitive approach using
the Reiki energy for healing, a more spiritual method, but
after all he was a Buddhist Monk.
While Dr Hayashi was military trained surgeon with a more
practical approach to healing, he liked a more formal method.
So over the years he devised the hand positions that healed
the different areas of the body, thus treating different
He recorded demonstrations that Reiki finds the source
of the physical symptoms, fills the vibration or energy
need, and restores the body to wholeness. Reiki healed on
all the required areas of the body, Mental, Physical and
Spiritual allowing the person to be one with themselves,
feel complete, feel at peace. All his thoughts and findings
were recorded in a manual that was later used to trained
other Reiki Students. Reiki was evolving, taking another
Just before Usui Sensei's Death in 1925 he trained a number
of his students to Master level, allowing them not to just
give treatments, they could also teach and attune other
students into Reiki healing. Chujiro Hayashi was among the
chosen ones. After Usui sensei death, Dr Hayashi opened
his own 16 bed clinic, healing and teaching others into
his more formal Reiki practicing methods.
During this time, in Hawaii, a young women had become ill,
conventional medicine had run its course so she looked for
an alternative way to heal her body. She had heard of Dr
Hayashi's clinic, with nothing to lose she traveled to Tokyo.
He gave his new patient daily treatments for many weeks,
as her body responded to the healing energy she became able
to help around his clinic, her desire to learn Reiki grew.
The year 1940 was fast approaching, along with the rumors
of war between United States and Japan, Dr Hayashi knew
that he would be called up to serve as a medical officer
in the Japanese Imperial Navy. Going to war now did not
fit into his new life style. Along with his daughter they
traveled to Hawaii, spending several months with Mrs
Takata at her own clinic. They spoke of his concerns
regarding the war, just before his return to Japan in February
1938 he initiated Hawayo Takata as a Master of the Usui
System of Natural Healing.
Dr Hayashi and his daughter returned to Japan, he began
to get his affairs into order. When all his business had
been taken care of he called all his family and Reiki Masters,
sitting in his formal Japanese clothing, in the formal sitting
position he closed his eyes and said his Good Byes and left
his physical body.
Reiki had also found another person to take the next evolving
step Mrs Hawayo Takata.