Kyō’ō ［経王］ (b. 1272): A daughter of Shijō Kingo and his wife Nichigen-nyo, both of whom were Nichiren’s followers. They had two children, an older daughter named Tsukimaro (literally, Full Moon) born in the fifth month of 1271, and Kyō’ō (Sutra King), who was born in 1272. Reply to Kyō’ō, a letter from Nichiren, was written in the eighth month of 1273 in response to news that Kyō’ō had become seriously ill. Nichiren, who was living in exile on Sado Island, encouraged the couple with this letter to firmly believe in the Gohonzon, the object of devotion he inscribed, writing: ”Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is like the roar of a lion. What sickness can therefore be an obstacle?” (412).