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Last Updated: February 11, 2010
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This audio glossary was originally begun by me in 2007, with great assistance from Herman Peet of the Netherlands and Katsuko Kiuchi (our speaker) of Japan.   The project was intended as part of a way to assist Herman with his Japanese URR Gakkai style Reiki classes, and was quickly embraced by Katsuko and me.   

Please be aware that with any translation there can be several choices as to the meaning of a word or phrase in another language.  Our translations into English are the result of studies with Japanese teachers and other sources very close to students of Usui Sensei, the URR Gakkai, Dr. Hayashi Sensei and Eguchi Sensei, and we are very grateful to all of them.  Also, be aware that as with any language, there may exist many dialects in a country, and thus many variations of pronunciation.  Katsuko-san grew up and  lives in the greater Tokyo region of Japan.

For information on pronouncing Romaji words and phrases, please search the Internet as there are many excellent web sites that explain this.

I realize that many people will want to download the mp3 sounds files. If you do so, please do not rename the individual files as they each include the location of this web site.  

I hope you enjoy our contribution to your Reiki and Japanese education.  

Thanks.  
Rick Rivard


NOTE: The Japanese characters on this page will be displayed if you have a Japanese font on your computer. The actual font I used for these characters is called Hoso Mincho. Please click here to learn how to access and install this font.

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Kanji and Kana (Japanese characters
for each phrase/word)
Romaji
(Click on the Name or Phrase
to Listen to an MP3 Sound File)

Translation
or Explanation

安心立命

Anshin Ritsumei  
Katsuko says it may also be read as

Anshin Ryumei  or
Anzin Ryumei

To know your fate and accept it while maintaining peace of mind and not worrying.

病腺霊感法

By˘sen Reikan H˘

Scanning method

チャクラ 活性 呼吸法

Chakra Kassei Kokyű

Chakra activation breathing – modern technique with Reiki added in.

チョクレイ

Ch˘ Kűrei

Literally - highest energy.  Kotodama for first Usui symbol or connection

中伝

Chűden

Middle teachings – originally part of Hayashi style Reiki

中部地方

Chuubu Chihou

Chuubu Region - region for Taniai Village – Usui’s birth place

大安心

Dai Anshin

Obtaining peace of mind through faith or ascetic practice

第五等

Dai go t˘

Fifth order or level

大光明

Dai K˘ My˘

Great Light radiated by Buddha

第六等

Dai roku t˘

Sixth order or level

第三等

Dai san t˘

Third order or level

第四等

Dai yon t˘

Fourth order or level

伝授

Denju

Initiation, instruction

道場

D˘j˘

Training hall or classroom

道家

D˘ka

Student

どうもありがとう    or 
どうも有難う

D˘mo arigat˘

Thank you very much

江口 俊博

Eguchi Toshihiro

A senior student of Usui in 1921 in Kyoto; taught evening lectures in Usui’s Tokyo dojo; explored a healing system (together with Dr. Hayashi) required by Admiral Ushida; founded his own healing system called Teno Hira Ryoji.

遠隔治療法

Enkaku Chiry˘ H˘

Distant healing method

延髄部

Enzui Bu

Medulla Oblongata position - 
URR Gakkai Shoden hand position #4 – Upper part of the back of the neck.

福寿

Fuku-Ju

a happy and long life

概念

Gainen

Concepts

学会

Gakkai

Learning society

合掌

Gassh˘

(1) pressing one's hands together in prayer or contemplation;
(2) 
"please" or "with respect" in Buddhist correspondence

合掌 呼吸法

Gassh˘ Kokyű H˘

Gassho breathing

合掌瞑想法

Gassh˘ Meis˘ H˘

Gassho meditation or contemplation

Gata (sorry, no audio  yet)

Model or form (as in Shoden gata)

下毒法 

Gedoku H˘

Detoxification Technique

岐阜県

Gifu Ken

Gifu Prefecture - location of Usui's home village

五段

Godan

5th level

五戒

Gokai

5 steps – the common tem used for the main phrases in the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gainen

五戒三唱

Gokai Sansh˘

Recite 5 steps (of the URR Gainen)

極意皆伝

Gokuikaiden

Highest level

五級

Gokyu

5th grade

御製

Gyosei

Poem or song written by the emperor

凝視法

Gy˘shi H˘ 

Gazing method

波動呼吸法

Hado Kokyű H˘ 

Breathing using ‘Haa’ sound

波動瞑想法

Hado Meis˘ H˘ 

Meditation using ‘Haa’ sound

半身治療法

Hanshin Chiry˘ H˘ 

Half body healing method

半身交血法

Hanshin K˘ketsu H˘

Half body blood cleansing

Hara

The lower of the three dantian in Traditional Chinese medicine, a name for the "center of being". Also known as the Tanden

発霊法

Hatsurei H˘

proclamation method

林 忠 次郎

Hayashi  Chuujirou

Student of Mikao Usui

臍治療法

Heso Chiry˘ H˘

Navel treatment method

響き

Hibiki

Resonance.  The sensation you have in your hands as a result of holding them close to a part of the body.

比叡山

Hiei-zan

Mount Hiei in Kyoto

光の呼吸法

Hikari no Kokyű H˘

Breathing Light

靈氣療法必携

Hikkei
-  meaning the Reiki Ryoho Hikkei.  

Our version of the term should be read as the complete phrase  Reiki Ryoho Hikkei else the kanji for "Hikkei" (必携) is pronounced differently.

本者是正念

Hon sha ze sh˘ nen

- The first thought is the original (original ON reading)
- Right consciousness is the root of all (KUN reading)

息吹法

Ibuki-h˘ 

Breathing technique to cleanse karma

一級

Ikkyu 1st grade

邪気切り 浄化法

Jakigiri J˘ka H˘ 

Energy purification

直傳

Jikiden

Transmission of teachings by "initiation"

自己浄化法

Jiko J˘ka H˘ 

Self Cleansing

浄心呼吸法

J˘shin K˘kyű H˘ 

Cleansing Breathing

呪文

Jumon

Word of magic

皆伝

Kaiden  

Complete teachings (as in kaiden gata)

Kami

Spirit

Kata

Form

乾浴法

Kenyoku H˘ 

Dry bathing

血液交換法

Ketsueki K˘kan H˘ 

Blood cleansing method

基本姿勢

Kihon Shisei 

Standard posture

気海丹田

Kikai Tanden

The body’s center of gravity,  It is inside the body, in the middle of it, at least three fingerwidths down from the bellybutton.  Also called seika no itten, seika tanden or just tanden

呼気法

Koki H˘

also can sound like Kokyu or Koku

Exhalation method
(or breathing method)

後頭部

K˘t˘ Bu

URR Gakkai Shoden hand position #3 - upper back of your head; the middle point between the top of the head and spine

言霊

Kotodama

Meditative chant

鞍馬山

Kurama Yama

Spiritual mountain north of Kyoto.
Kurama - horse saddle 
Yama - mountain

教師

Ky˘shi

Teacher

京都

Ky˘to

Former capital of Japan.

免許

Menkyo

Facilitator

免許皆伝

Menkyo kaiden 

Complete teachings facilitator

Misogi

Purification ceremony, often invovling water

美山町

Miyama Cho

Miyama district - location of Usui's home village.

黙念

Mokunen 

Focusing

無限無量寿

Mugen Mury˘-Ju

infinite, without measure

無量寿

Mury˘-Ju

without measure

撫手治療法

Nadete Chiry˘ H˘ 

Stroke with hands

念達法

Nentatsu ho 

Sending a thought affirmation transmitting  
2nd level

二段

Nidan 2nd level

二級

Nikyu 2nd grade

奥伝

Okuden 

Deeper teachings

奥伝後期

Okuden K˘ki 

Okuden second step

奥伝前期

Okuden Zenki 

Okuden first step

押手治療法

Oshite Chiry˘ H˘ 

Pressing with hands fingertips

霊示法

Reiji H˘ 

Inspirational guide method

霊授

Reiju

Blessing or initiation

霊気回し

Reiki Mawashi 

Reiki circle

霊気送り

Reiki Okuri

Reiki circle

霊気運動

Reiki Und˘ 

Reiki motion

霊氣 は 誰にも 出る

Reiki wa darenimo deru 

Everyone can emanate Reiki – title of Fumio Ogawa’s book

連続霊気法

Renzoku Reiki H˘ 

Reiki marathon / sucessive Reiki

六段

Rokudan 

6th level
六級

Rokyu 

6th grade

ローマ字

R˘maji

Transliteration of Japanese in "Roman" or Latin letters
(a phonetic language)

西方寺

Saihoji 

Western direction

Sama  A term of respect (as in O-Sama or Usui-sama)

三段

Sandan  3rd level

三級

Sankyu  3rd grade

Satori

Wisdom or enlightenment

性癖

Sei Heki 

Habit or personality

性癖治療法

Sei Heki Chiry˘ H˘ 

Habits correction method

臍下丹田

Seika Tanden

The body’s center of gravity,  It is inside the body, in the middle of it, at least three fingerwidths down from the bellybutton.  Also called seika no itten, kikai tanden or just tanden

精神統一

Seishin T˘itsu 

Concentration

正座

Seiza

Kneeling with the tops of the feet flat on the floor, and sitting on the soles

脊髄浄化息吹法

Sekizui J˘ka Ibuki H˘ 

Cleansing of spinal cords with breath

先生

Sensei 

Term for teacher or term of respect given by the student or subordinate.

Literally “before life”, "having learned before"

七段

Shichidan 
also read as Nanadan 
7th level

師範

Shihan  Teacher, instructor or model;  what a teacher calls herself /himself

止観

Shikan

Calm and mindful state, as in a Tendai meditation.

Shiki

Style

神秘伝

Shinpiden 

Teaching of the mysteries

神道

Shint˘

A Japanese reiligion

Shirushi

Symbol

初段

Shodan 

1st level

初伝

Sh˘den 

First teachings

集中霊気

Shűchű Reiki 

group intensive Reiki

集団霊気法

Shűdan Reiki H˘ 

group Reiki

修養法

Shuy˘ H˘ 

Spiritual training method

修養会

Shuy˘ Kai 

Spiritual training meeting

宗家

Soke

Senior facilitator

側頭部

Sokut˘ Bu

URR Gakkai Shoden hand position #2 - Both sides (temples) of your head at the same time

竹富貫一

Taketomi Kanichi

A Rear Admiral and early preseient of the URR Gakkai

丹田

Tanden

The body’s center of gravity,  It is inside the body, in the middle of it, at least three fingerwidths down from the bellybutton.  Also called seika no itten, kikai tanden or seika tanden

丹田治療法

Tanden Chiry˘ H˘

Detoxification Technique

谷合 村

Taniai Mura

Taniai village

手当

Teate

Treatment

手のひら

Te-no-hira 

Palm healing

手のひら療治

Te-no-hira Ryoji

palm healing therapy -- name of Eguchi’s healing system

頭頂部

T˘ch˘ Bu

URR Gakkai Shoden hand position #5 - Top of your head; the crown

東京

Tokyo

Capital of Japan

鳥居

Torii 

Gate or archway to a Shinto shrine

宇宙即我

U chuusoku ga

It means:
“The Universe is within him (Usui)”  and is mentioned in the Gendai Shoden manual.   It is also in one of Mochizuki’s books.  It seems to be how Usui’s condition is explained or referred to after his satori. 

打手治療法

Uchite Chiry˘ H˘

Pat with hands

Un

 Hope

牛田 従三郎

Ushida Juusaburou

A Rear Admiral, early URR Gakkai President

臼井道

Usui D˘  
also known as Usui-no-michi

Method or way of Usui

臼井 甕 男

Usui Mikao

Founder of Usui dojo in Tokyo area.

臼井靈氣療法学会

Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai

Learning society set up to explore and teach the  spiritual and healing concepts of Mikao Usui

臼井手当

Usui Teate

A 1925 version of Usui-no-michi presented by Toshihiro Eguchi in the Usui dojo (and approved of by Usui Sensei)

為無為

Wei wu wei

Literally, “doing by not doing”

山方郡

Yamagata Gun

Yamagata County - location of Usui's home village

四段

Yondan  4th level

四級

Yonkyu  4th grade

全身交血法

Zenshin K˘ketsu H˘

Full body blood cleansing

前頭部

Zent˘ Bu

URR Gakkai Shoden hand position #1 - Forehead top, between the eyebrow and head top (the line where your hair starts to grow)

瑞雲

Zui-Un

Auspicious (favourable) clouds


How to access and install the Hoso Mincho font

From David Hallgren  of Sweden (http://www.jref.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10603)

How to: Smooth Japanese font in Internet Explorer

" 90% of the people on this forum probably knows this already, but for those of you that don't I thought I would write a short guide on how to get a nice font for Japanese on the web. I only know how to do this for Internet Explorer but I'm sure it can be done in a similar way with any browser.

"Download http://www.flodata.se/fonts/jfont.ttf  and copy it to c:\windows\fonts (or wherever you have your fonts folder)
Richard's Note:
this site is no longer open - so click here. (size = 4.7 MB)

1. Start Internet Explorer
2. Select Tools/Internet Options
3. Click the button "Fonts"
4. Select Language script: Japanese
5. Select PMT Hoso Mincho in the left list

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