Nichigō ［日郷・日毫］ (1293–1353): One of the six new disciples of Nikkō. A native of Echigo in Japan, when young he was led by a follower of Nichiren in the neighboring village to Taiseki-ji temple at the foot of Mount Fuji and entered the priesthood under Nisse of the Kujō-bō lodging temple at Taiseki-ji. He later served Nichimoku, the chief priest of Taiseki-ji, and at the same time frequented Omosu Seminary where he met Nikkō, Nichiren’s immediate successor, and studied under him. In 1333 he and Nichizon accompanied Nichimoku to remonstrate with the imperial court in Kyoto. Nichimoku died on the way and the two disciples went on to Kyoto in his stead. Nichizon remained there, and Nichigō returned to Taiseki-ji with their teacher’s ashes. Before his departure for Kyoto, Nichimoku had named Nichidō to succeed him as the chief priest of Taiseki-ji. Nichigō then claimed the Renzō-bō lodging temple and its vicinity in Taiseki-ji, stating that Nichimoku had willed it to him on his deathbed. Nichigō eventually left Taiseki-ji and moved to Yoshihama in Awa Province, where he built a temple named Myōhon-ji. He continued pressing his claim on the Renzō-bō, and this conflict between Nichigō and Nichidō and their respective successors lasted for some seventy years.