Nichijū ［日什］ (1314–1392): The founder of the Nichijū branch of the Nichiren school in Japan. At age nineteen, he entered Enryaku-ji, the head temple of the Tendai school on Mount Hiei, where he studied under Jihen. Later he was inspired by reading Nichiren’s works The Opening of the Eyes and On Practicing the Buddha’s Teachings, and took faith in Nichiren’s teachings. Nichijū eventually claimed to have received the direct transmission of Nichiren’s teachings by reading Nichiren’s works, and founded Myōman-ji temple in Kyoto. His school was known as the Nichijū branch or the Myōman-ji branch. It is the origin of the present-day Truth-Revealed Lotus (Kempon Hokke) school.