Inamoto Sensei – The Founder




Sensei Hyakuten Inamoto is a Japanese Buddhist monk of the Jōdo-shū (浄土宗) or Pure Land School (sect) and an international Reiki teacher from Kyoto, Japan. He studied Reiki with Sensei Chiyoko Yamaguchi, a student of Sensei Chujiro Hayashi. Hayashi Sensei was a student of Mikao Usui Sensei , the founder of Reiki Ryoho (霊気療法) . After learning from Yamaguchi Sensei and then doing much individual research into the original teachings of Usui Sensei, Hyakuten Sensei created Komyo Reiki Kai in 1998 (at the end of 2016 the name was changed to Komyo ReikiDo ) and began holding classes.
Usui Sensei said that with spiritual improvement, the body would naturally be better capable of healing itself: “Firstly, the mind must be healed, and secondly the body must be made sound. If the mind is healthy, conforming to a path of integrity, then the body becomes sturdy of its own accord”. That is why he called his art of healing Usui Reiki Ryoho to IMPROVE MIND AND BODY. 
Created by Sensei Inamoto Komyo ReikiDo  follows the traditional teachings of Usui Sensei and focuses most importantly on the spiritual component of Reiki Ryoho — healing the mind first, and physical component — healing the body through everyday Reiki Ryoho practice (which is a twofold practice that has therapeutic and spiritual aspects), implementation of Reiki Principles, leading us to the ultimate objective of Usui Reiki Ryoho — Satori (悟)  or Enlightenment (individual understanding of the one’s true nature).
Komyo ReikiDo practice is a gateway to this spiritual awakening, as well as to «Anshin Ritsumei» 安心立 命   (or absolute inner peace).
«Reiki Ryoho is not just about the art of healing, it is about the art — a way of spiritual awakening, growth and development.» Inamoto Sensei
Komyo ReikiDo also emphasizes Do (道)   — realization of life as an endless PATH of spiritual training and development where our whole life is the PLACE for spiritual cultivation, the PLACE of Path or the place where spiritual PATHS are practiced; the place of spiritual training — our Dojo (道場) . Usual things we do regularly in our daily life, whatever that happens to us, everything is meant for our spiritual discipline and is, of course, of our own making.

Sensei Inamoto is internationally known as an authority (expert) on traditional Japanese Reiki, he has been an invaluable consultant and translator for many authors — Western Reiki Masters including:

  •  ”Reiki: Transmission of Light, Volume 1-The History and System of Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho” by Robert N. Fueston
  •  “Reiki: A Comprehensive Guide” by Pamela Miles
  • “Reiki’s Birthplace” by Jessica A. Miller
  • “The Reiki Sourcebook” by Bronwen and Frans Stiene.

Sensei Inamoto lives near Mt. Kurama in the ancient city of Kyoto and gratefully guides a great amount of Reiki Practitioners from all over the world to Reiki’s Birthplace. He travels extensively to teach Reiki Ryoho worldwide.
He is fluent in English and is noted for his gentle manner and sense of humor.

7Hello! I’m Hyakuten Inamoto.

I’m here, You’re here
This is a very significant
meeting, I trust.


When there’s THIS,
then THAT comes to be;
with the arising of THIS,
THAT arises.


When there isn’t THIS,
THAT doesn’t come to be;
with the cessation of THIS,
THAT ceases.




Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei Japanese website:

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FROM TEACHING CORSES “Reiki Ryoho as the Art of Spiritual Awakening”




WEBINAR WITH PHYLLIS LEY FURUMOTO: “The Essential Nature of Reiki Energy”

Thanks to Sachi Shiomi for providing a beautiful picture of Hyakuten Inamoto.
Information provided by Komyo ReikiDo with Hyakuten Inamoto permission.


“Traditionally Reiju 靈授 (initiation) is given in person; face to face.

“Touch” (the laying-on of hands) plays a pivotal role in Reiju process; a series of things we do in order to achieve a particular result. Touch in the form of the laying-on of hands is to impart the healing energy and information to Reiki Ryoho students. There is an unbroken succession of Teachers and Shihans, linked by the sacred touch of Reiju ritual, right back to the founder, Usui Sensei.

Reiju with “touch” — a visual symbol of an unseen transmission of not just of the healing energy but also of the information. Touch is a means of communication, an expression of unity, a bonding of people. It is a key to giving and receiving information and to help us bond.

Is “distant (online) Reiju “possible?

Theoretically it seems possible, for there exists a distant healing in Reiki Ryoho systems. And yet we need to understand that sending Reiki energy from a distance to someone and passing (imparting) Reiki energy and the information on to another is a different story, and that the distant Reiju does lack an important and pivotal factor, that is, “TOUCH.” The pivotal factor of a good old tradition: “in person Reiju” and “touch” must be maintained.”
Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei’s statement from July, 2020.
Komyo ReikiDo© All rights reserved.

Komyo ReikiDo dis-allows on-line Reiki classes with distant Reiju & will not recognise certificates issued by these classes.

Komyo ReikiDo follows, preserves and keeps IN PERSON Reiju tradition alive with the highest respect to the Founder of the Japanese Healing Art, Usui Mikao Sensei.

Online Reiju is not allowed by Inamoto Sensei and is not recognized in the Komyo ReikiDo standards of teaching and practice.

Komyo ReikiDo Ukraine
Victoria Romanova

During Reiki Ryoho (Japanese Healing Art) sessions, some practitioners can be more sensitive than others, some may even feel byosen before a treatment starts. Some have psychic abilities and are able to hear, see or sense things that most people do not. If we experience all that, naturally we are tempted to think that we are doing the healing. We start to analyse what we feel, hear and see. We try to work out where the energy should go and what would be the best way to cure a disease or malfunction of the recipient – all because we sincerely want to help.

Often the question arises: What should we do when we became so sensitive, when we see and hear things, or feel pain in our body or strong hibiki in our hands?

Inamoto Sensei says: “It is all very personal, some people are more gifted than others, more sensitive or skilful. Not everyone has to have such gifts or abilities. It can be very helpful to sense imbalances or health disorders in recipients, but basically, we don’t need anything like that. We are here just to place our hands.”

Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei reminds us that: “Japanese Healing Art of Reiki Ryoho is not about doing or thinking. It is about SURRENDER 100% to the Universe. As Reiki Ryoho practitioners, we DO NOTHING and THINK NOTHING in the way of healing. Reiki knows where to go and how to heal for the highest good of the person. We need to be the purer (cleaner) Reiki channel (conduit) possible. Less ego, more room for love — the healing energy of the Universe.”

Inamoto Sensei’s advice to us is: “Do not get attached to your sensations. Your ego and self-clinging are an obstruction in the channel for Reiki healing energy to travel through. Keep your practice simple: Place your hands, surrender and smile. Reiki Ryoho is the art of surrendering.”

Author: Victoria Romanova
Certified Komyo ReikiDo Teacher / Shihan
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Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, people all over the world have been struggling with all kinds of health issues and mental, emotional and spiritual disorders. Naturally, as Reiki Ryoho (Japanese Healing Art) practitioners, we want to do all we can to serve and support others. We may now be offering distant Reiki healing more often, individually or as part of a group.
Questions often arise around permission and distant healing. Are we allowed to do distant healing without permission? Should we inform recipients? Is it appropriate to send Reiki to someone without asking them? Could it cause bad karma?
Actually, the answer might be quite simple. Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei always says: “Reiki is the energy of the Universe. It is Reiki that does the fine job of healing. Reiki always works for the highest good of recipient”.
Inamoto Sensei reminds us that we do nothing in the way of healing. As Reiki Ryoho practitioners, we put our ego aside and just surrender to Reiki.
When asked about his own practice, approach, Inamoto Sensei usually answers: “I do distant Reiki healing with permission and without permission. Sometimes we cannot get it, especially when the person is in a coma or emergency room or just simply uncontactable”.
His advice to us is: “Follow your heart — your kokoro. If you feel more comfortable with permission, please ask for permission. But if it’s not possible to get a permission, remember that Reiki always works for the highest good with permission or without permission. Trust Reiki”.
Author: Victoria Romanova
光明靈氣道 Komyo ReikiDo© Ukraine
To learn more about the Japanese Healing Art of Reiki Ryoho or sign up for seminars with Inamoto Sensei, please contact us directly by email:;
and/or mobile: +380683167077 (WhatsApp/ Viber)
Sincerely and Gassho,
Certified Komyo ReikiDo Teacher / Shihan — Victoria Romanova
The Founder of Komyo ReikiDo® Ukraine, official representative of Inamoto Sensei.

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