TOP > Divine Master Tenrai Hayashima: His Life and Times


March 3, 1910
Born as a direct descendant of the Otakasa clan, founders of Kochi Castle
*The House of Otakasa is a branch of the Murakami Genji, the original disseminators of Doin in Japan. The divine masterfs adoptive family of Hayashima is in turn the guardian of the ki medicine tradition in Japan.
THE DIVINE Master at primary school


Founded the Shobukan Dojo in Kamakura.
Adapted and modernized a 5,000-year-old Chinese method for breathing and attracting ki through Doin-jutsu and began disseminating his unique method of Doin-jutsu, and Doko-jutsu.
Appointed 13th head of the Lung Men school of Taoism.
Also became chief advisor to the Szu Han T'ien Shih Fu (office of the celestial master advising the Han Dynasty), the highest office of Doin.


Introduction to Doin-jutsu: People do not die from Disease published in Taiwan
Launches the magazine Sengaku
Japanese Taoist organization renamed eNihon Dokanf with headquarters relocated
to Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture
Founding of Nihon Dokan.
Delivers lecture at old headquarters
Launches the monthly magazine, Dokan
Divine Master Tenrai Hayashimafs book Doin-jutsu Nyumon (Introduction to Doin-jutsu) is a bestseller.
He appears on the NTV talk show, Look, Look Konnichiwa. Subsequently makes many TV appearances.
ON TV in 1982
HEALTH Festival Celebrating the Sake Bath in 1984
Delivers a lecture at the Japan Society for Oriental Medicine in 1983.
Lectures nationwide. Demonstrates Doin-jutsu and Doko-jutsu on TV Asahifs Afternoon Show.
Becomes a regular guest on Fuji Televisionfs Morning Apple.
Receives the title of Taoist Master from Taiwanfs Szu Han T'ien Shih Fu
Travels to Taiwan to meet fellow Taoists. Receives rapturous welcome everywhere.
Appears on Okusama TV Jockey. Becomes a celebrity on daytime Japanese TV.
MEETING fellow Taoists in Taiwan in 1987
Becomes advisor to Chinese magazine on ki, Kiko.
Receives prize for contribution to society and culture from the Association of Promotion of Japanese Culture.
100th edition of the magazine, DokanAcelebrated at the Hotel New Otani in Tokyo.
Participates in the Chinese Taoistsf international conference in Wendeng. Receives rapturous welcome, ethe sage has returned,f from local residents and TV station when visiting the Kunlun Mountain of Shandong Province, China.f Monument erected displaying his calligraphy: People do not die from disease. Embarks on tour of Chinafs Silk Road.
Greeted with the highest form of welcome, the Ceremony of Opening Light at Beijingfs White Cloud Monastery.
PARTICIPATING in the Chinese Taoist Societyfs international conference in Wendeng in 1991
TRAVELLING the Silk Road, 1991
MONUMENT at Mount Kunlun, Shandong Province showing his calligraphy
Holds the 1st Jizo Festival to promote interaction with children Gifts a mikoshi shrine to the childrenfs festival
Gifts a mikoshi shrine to the childrenfs festival
The Peruvian paper the Peru Shimpo carries a large article on the divine master.
Calligraphy class
1993 Spring Festival and welcoming party for new Taoists
AT the launch of the Japan Gokokuto Party in 1993
IN 1994 at the start of Taikisha which is the precursor of Nihon Dokanfs musical performance troupe today. Nepalese statue of Buddha presented to Nihon Dokan.
Travels to the Yaeyama Islands in Okinawa
Trip to Yaeyama Islands, Okinawa Prefecture. Visits the famous hotsprings of Japan; Cheju Island, South Korea
Creates the musical performance troupe, Nihon Dokan Ongaku Jikkotai.
Grand Master Masao Hayashimafs work is published in English, German and Spanish
English, German and Spanish editions of Masao Hayashimafs work
Delivering a special lecture at the Taoist school in Tokyo
Tenrai Hayashima passes away.
Myozui Hayashima becomes grand master and the 14th head of the Lung Men school of Taoism


Lao Tzu according to Divine Master Tenrai Hayashima

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