Yadoya Mitsunori ［宿屋光則］ (n.d.): Also known as Yadoya Saemon, Yadoya Saemon Mitsunori, or the lay priest Yadoya. An official of the Kamakura shogunate through whose offices Nichiren in 1260 submitted his treatise On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land to Hōjō Tokiyori, the retired regent but effective ruler of Japan. He served the regents Hōjō Tokiyori and Hōjō Tokimune. In The Mirror of Eastern Japan, a historical account of the Kamakura shogunate, he is mentioned as one of the seven persons permitted access to Hōjō Tokiyori when this former regent was on his deathbed in 1263. When the first emissary from the Mongols arrived in Japan in 1268 with a letter demanding tribute, Nichiren sent a letter to Yadoya Mitsunori on the twenty-first day of the eighth month restating the message of On Establishing the Correct Teaching and asking him to inform the regent Hōjō Tokimune of it. There was no reply, and on the eleventh day of the tenth month, Nichiren sent eleven letters of remonstration to leading priests and officials, including Hōjō Tokimune and Yadoya Mitsunori. Yadoya Mitsunori was an adherent of Ryōkan of Gokuraku-ji temple, who espoused the True Word Precepts (Shingon–Ritsu) teachings. In 1271, however, when five of Nichiren’s disciples, including the priest Nichirō, were imprisoned in a hillside dungeon at Mitsunori’s residence, it is said that he became a disciple of Nichiren.