I HAVE received . . . koku of rice. Since this represents the first harvest of the year, I have respectfully reported it in the presence of the Lotus Sutra. Please arrange a meeting and convey my most sincere gratitude.
With my deep respect,
The twenty-first day of the tenth month
Presented in reply
Neither the year of writing nor the recipient of this letter is known. Because part of the letter is missing, the exact amount of rice given in offering to Nichiren Daishonin is unclear. Having received this offering of rice from the first harvest of the year, apparently from someone other than the recipient of this letter, the Daishonin expresses his gratitude and asks that his thanks be conveyed.