CHUJIRO AND KIYOE HAYASHI SAIL TO HAWAII
- September 1937
September, 1937, Chujiro Hayashi and his
daughter, Kiyoe, set sail from Yokahama on the M. S.
Saturday, 2nd October, the ship docked in
The pair would remain in Hawaii
for approximately 4 months 3 weeks, during which time they would
accompany Hawayo Takata on a lecture tour to promote the art of Reiki
During the 1930's the Chichibu
sailed between Hong Kong, Shanghai, Kobe, Yokohama, Honolulu,
San Francisco, and occasionally also called at Nagasaki, Hong Kong and
Passenger Manifest of the
M.S. Chichibu Maru:
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Close-up of entry for the
It is interesting that, under
the section for 'Calling or Occupation' Chujiro is listed as a 'Master
Hayashi Reiki Kenkyu'*,
and not as an M.D.
Though I feel we must not fall into the trap of reading too much into this observation.
some might consider this to be 'proof' that he had never been a doctor,
I would suggest that all we can properly infer here is that Chujiro Hayashi was not practicing as a doctor at this specific point in time.
Hawayo Takata & Chujiro Hayashi
Photo from the Hawaii Hochi (A Japanese-language Newspaper), November 20, 1937
* Chujiro Hayashi had named his
own Reiki organisation 'Hayashi Reiki Kenkyu-Kai" (Hayashi Reiki