Hawayo Takata was born on Kawai Flower Island in the Hawaiian archipelago on December 24, 1900. The daughter of Japanese parents, who had left Japan in search of a better life, she had a weak physical structure which prevented her from working as effectively in the crop as her parents, of more robust physical complexion.
Hawaii, now the 50th U.S. state, was invaded and annexed by the United States in 1898. The archipelago had in the late nineteenth and early twentieth ... Ler mais →
Chujiro Hayashi, second master in the usui lineage, was born on September 15, 1880, into a family of material possessions and social influence.
A doctor and commander of the Imperial Japanese Navy, he met Mikao Usui while attending one of his conferences. After this event, he learned Reiki from Usui and became one of his most devoted disciples. He graduated from Reiki in 1925, having been one of the 17 masters that Usui trained from among his more than 2000 students. ... Ler mais →