Soya Dōsō ［曾谷道宗］ (n.d.): A follower of Nichiren and a son of Soya Kyōshin who lived in Shimōsa Province, Japan. His name and title were Soya Shirō Saemon-no-jō Naohide. He converted to Nichiren’s teaching early in life and changed his name to Tensō after becoming a lay priest. Some time later, he changed his name again to Dōsō. In 1276 he founded Myōkō-ji temple at what is now Noro in present-day Chiba Prefecture, the place where he lived.