Nanjō Shichirō Gorō ［南条七郎五郎］ (1265–1280): The fifth son of Nanjō Hyōe Shichirō, the steward of Ueno Village in Fuji District of Suruga Province, Japan, and a younger brother of Nanjō Tokimitsu. His mother was a daughter of Matsuno Rokurō Saemon. He was the youngest of Nanjō Hyōe Shichirō’s five sons and four daughters. His father, Hyōe Shichirō, died before he was born, in the third month of 1265. On the fifteenth day of the sixth month, 1280, he and his elder brother Tokimitsu visited Nichiren at Minobu. Because of Shichirō Gorō’s pure faith and fine character, Nichiren was optimistic about his future. Shichirō Gorō died suddenly, however, on the fifth day of the ninth month, 1280, at age sixteen. From letters sent by Nichiren to Tokimitsu and his mother, it is clear that Nichiren was greatly disappointed and grieved by his death.