(Copyright Rick Rivard, Threshold Reiki, Vancouver, BC)
Mr Hiroshi Doi is one of the better known Reiki masters in Japan and in 1998 he published a book that sheds a little more light on the practice of Reiki in Japan, and as Mikao Usui taught it. His Reiki training began in a grass-roots style of Reiki (téaté) and then included a western style Reiki. He pursued knowledge on the true history of Reiki and took training from the former head of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai, Mrs. Koyama. Mr. Doi has incorporated much of this teaching along with the best of his western training into his school of Reiki, called "Gendai Reiki". He is also a member of the Gakkai.
At the time he wrote his book, he thought he was initially attuned to Reiki I and II by Ms.Mitsui (Barbara Ray's Radiance Technique). However, he has since discovered that the téaté he learned from Mr. Ohta, came from the head of the Hiroshima chapter of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai, Mr. Sasaki (Mr. Ohta's teacher) and is what we call Usui Téaté. He then received attunements from Ms. Koyama of Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai and he also received Neo Reiki training from an Indian Reiki master in Tokyo.