HERE in the mountains the long rains, I need hardly say, make things very tiresome. I was happy to receive the gift of peas. I hope Kakushō-bō1 will convey my delight and appreciation.
With my deep respect,
The twenty-second day of the fifth month
Written in reply
It is most probable that Nichiren Daishonin wrote this letter in 1278, a year of prolonged rainfall at Minobu. In One Horseload of Salt, a letter sent to Nanjō Tokimitsu in the ninth month of the same year, the Daishonin says, “It has rained every day since the first month this year” (p. 783). The Daishonin expresses his gratitude for an offering of peas. The recipient is unknown, and only this fragment of the letter is extant.