Within the late 1990s new info started to return to the West from Japan, which revealed that Dr. Usui had been a Buddhist priest, not a Christian priest, and that he had handed his full teachings on to 17 folks, not solely to Chujiro Hayashi. It turned out that not all of the Reiki Masters in Japan had been killed throughout World Battle II, and it turned obvious that Reiki had continued to be taught there for the entire of the time since Dr. Usui’s demise. Certainly, a corporation existed which was devoted to preserving the unique teachings of Dr. Usui—the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai.

This fuller and extra correct image of Reiki’s discovery and growth got here notably from two males—Frank Arjava Petter, a European Reiki Grasp dwelling and dealing in Japan along with his Japanese spouse, Chetna Kobayashi, and Hiroshi Doi, a Japanese Reiki Grasp who has educated in each Japanese and Western Reiki traditions. Others who've contributed to our present data of Japanese Reiki embody Dave King, Melissa Riggall and Robert Jefford, all of whom have frolicked researching in Japan.