I UNDERSTAND and sympathize with the troubles of the lay priest Yagenta.1 I hope that you, Kakushō-bō,2 will convey word of this situation to his lord.
With my deep respect,
The eighteenth day of the seventh month
1. Yagenta may refer to Hōjō Yagenta, a follower of Nichiren Daishonin who lived in Kamakura. He was a member of the ruling Hōjō clan. In 1268 the Daishonin sent him one of eleven letters of remonstrance (see p. 320) when a delegate from the Mongol Empire arrived with the ruler’s missive demanding tribute from Japan.
2. Kakushō-bō was a disciple of the Daishonin, but little is known about him.