Who was Iris Ishikuro? She was not only one of Takata’s twenty-two Master students but a very important person in the history of Reiki and it’s spread in the United States.
Iris was a relative of Mrs. Hawyo Takata, the woman responsible for bringing Reiki to the west through Hawaii. When Mrs. Takata died in 1980, Iris decided not to abide by the oath she took when Mrs. Takata mastered her: the oath of charging ten thousand dollars to Master someone. Iris Ishikuro mastered only two people, her daughter Ruby and Arthur Robinson who lived in the states.