Nichidai ［日代］ (1297–1394): One of the six new disciples of Nikkō. Nichidai was a member of the Yui family from Kawai of Fuji District in Japan. He became Nikkō’s disciple at a young age. He studied under Nikkō at Omosu Seminary and devoted himself to propagation in Kawai and Ueno. In 1334, one year after Nikkō’s death, he had an impromptu debate with Nissen, another of Nikkō’s disciples, about whether or not the “Expedient Means” (second) chapter of the Lotus Sutra should be recited as a daily practice. Nichidai maintained that it should; however, in attempting to support his argument he took the untenable position that the theoretical teaching (first fourteen chapters) of the Lotus Sutra is not inferior but equal to the essential teaching (latter fourteen chapters). He later left Omosu and went to Nishiyama, where he built Nishiyama Hommon-ji temple.