Reverend Nichiu’s Teachings on the Formalities ［有師化儀抄］ ( Ushi-kegi-shō): Also known as On the Formalities. A Japanese work setting forth the observances and rituals to be performed by priests of the Fuji school of Nichiren’s teachings as systematized by Nichiu (1409–1482), the ninth chief priest of Taiseki-ji, the head temple of the school. Nichiu gave detailed guidance and instruction on this subject to priests of the school who had come to Taiseki-ji from throughout Japan to further their studies. His words were recorded by his disciple Nanjō Nichijū and compiled after his death as Reverend Nichiu’s Teachings on the Formalities. This work consists of 121 articles concerning the daily life of priests, rituals, way of preaching, how to observe gongyō (the practice of reciting part of the Lotus Sutra and chanting of the daimoku, or Nam-myoho-renge-kyo), treatment of the Gohonzon (the object of devotion in Nichiren’s teaching), etc. It also clarifies the differences between Shakyamuni’s and Nichiren’s Buddhism, Nichiren’s identity as the eternal Buddha, and other doctrinal points.