Reiki is an art of hand healing originated in Japan by Mikao UsuiiPPj1865-1926jin 1922. The original term for this isSgPP䟆Ö@Shin Shin Kaizen Usui Reiki Ryoho or gUsui Reiki Therapy for Improving Body and Mindh Reiki is an energy healing or natural therapy carried out by placing hands on the body. By doing so, a therapist receives Reiki energy from the Universe and transmits the energy onto the receiver. This miraculous

energy awakens natural healing ability of a person who receives it. Reiki also work not only for physical but also for psychological health. For the past decades, it has very popular in the World, especially in the Western countries as Europe and the US. It has become recognized as one important effective alternative medicine in some countries.


Unlike in Europe or the Us, Japan-the homeland of Reiki has completely different situation.
Recently, Reiki has slowly been known among people but absolute majority of Japanese people still donft know about this wonderful non-religious energy healing originated in Japan.

Prewar time in Japan, Reiki became very popular and was practiced by over one million people. After the World War 2, because of the connection to the Japanese Navy, Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai, (the organization that Usui sensei established) had to stop their outstanding activities even though people kept practicing Reiki quietly at home.

With the dramatic change of the ideologies in postwar Japan, the people gradually had lost interest and belief in this kind of healing arts.

Recently, with the popularity in the West , Reiki has started to be acknowledged slowly here in Japan too. However, mainstream of Reiki taught in Japan is gWestern Reikih- Reiki which was reintroduced from the West. It has Western influence in the practice of Reiki. In many Reiki teachings of Western lineage in Japan, some important essence of original Reiki seems to have disappeared. People had been trying to find original teachings which have no Western influence.

In the late 1990s, Chiyoko Yamaguchi, a Japanese lady who learned Reiki from Usui senseifs direct disciple- Chujiro Hayashi in 1938 came to light. She was initiated to Reiki at age of 17.

After that, she practiced Reiki throughout her life until she passed away in 2003. Her being was so precious that a lot of people in Reiki community requested her to teach what she had learned from Hayashi. She started teaching with her son Tadao Yamaguchi in 1999 with the name Jikiden Reiki(B˟)@*hJikidenh means gdirectly teaching (of Chujiro Hayashi). Now, the activity has been continued by Tadao Yamaguchi. Jikiden Reiki seminars teach original simple yet powerful Japanese Reiki and have been very popular at home and abroad today.