Gijō-bō ［義浄房］ (n.d.): A disciple of Dōzen-bō at Seichō-ji temple in Awa Province, Japan, where Nichiren entered the priesthood. In On Repaying Debts of Gratitude, Nichiren wrote, “Now you two, Jōken-bō and Gijō-bō, were my teachers in my youth” (729). When Nichiren refuted the errors of the dominant schools and revealed his teaching at Seichō-ji temple on the twenty-eighth day of the fourth month, 1253, Tōjō Kagenobu, the steward of the village and a passionate believer in the Pure Land teachings, ordered his arrest. At that time, Gijō-bō and another priest named Jōken-bō helped Nichiren escape. They continued to correspond with Nichiren and sought his teachings. Nichiren sent them several letters and treatises, including On Repaying Debts of Gratitude, The Tripitaka Master Shan-wu-wei, and Flowering and Bearing Grain. A letter Nichiren sent him is known as Letter to Gijō-bō.