In 1922 Mikao Usui went on a religious pilgrimage to Mount Kurama, which is close to Kyoto, Japan. He fasted and meditated for 21 days whereas on the mountaintop. This was his personal retreat from the world throughout which period he sought religious enlightenment. Throughout this time of meditation and retreat, Usui had a profound expertise, throughout which he “acquired” enlightenment and the system of Reiki.
Clearly Usui had a big religious expertise that influenced his private life and his instructing of Reiki. His expertise on Mount Kurama is included on his memorial stone. Hawayo Takata additionally talked about Usui’s expertise on Mount Kurama, though she embellished it with tales of him receiving “bubbles” containing the Reiki symbols.