Sennichi, the lay nun ［千日尼］ (n.d.) ( Sennichi-ama): The wife of Abutsu-bō (d. 1279) and a follower of Nichiren. She and her husband lived in Sado, an island in the Sea of Japan. Her origins are unclear. According to one account, the lay nun Sennichi served as an attendant to a court lady who had accompanied the Retired Emperor Juntoku, when he was banished to Sado after the Jōkyū Disturbance of 1221. Another, more likely, account says that she was a native of the island. While Nichiren was in exile on Sado Island in late 1271, Sennichi and her husband Abutsu-bō converted to his teaching. The couple frequently visited Nichiren in his forlorn dwelling at Tsukahara on the island and supplied him with food, writing materials, and other necessities. Their support continued for more than two years until his pardon in 1274. After Nichiren moved to Mount Minobu, the lay nun Sennichi sent her husband to visit him there with offerings on three or more occasions.