Nagoe, the lay nun of ［名越の尼］ (n.d.) ( Nagoe-no-ama): A follower of Nichiren (1222–1282) who lived in Nagoe in Kamakura, Japan. Her name appears in Nichiren’s letter known as The Workings of Brahmā and Shakra, which reads: “Shō-bō, Noto-bō, and the lay nun of Nagoe were once Nichiren’s disciples. Greedy, cowardly, and foolish, they nonetheless pass themselves off as wise persons. When persecutions befell me, they took advantage of these to convince many of my followers to drop out” (800). Nothing else is known about her. She was once considered the same person as Ōama (elder nun), but further research has shown there is no certain evidence to support this. See also Ōama.