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2017年 05月 13日 ( 1 )


2017年 05月 13日

6 Feud with Tojo Kagenobu (1)

                      Japanese ver.


The disturbance happened in the hometown of Nichiren, the whole area of the Seichoji temple in Awa country.

Brutal samurais blockade the door front of the temple.

Farmers shuddered.

Samurais and vassals got into the house of the farmer rudely and threw a rice-transplanting tool to outside.

"It was decided that this land was territory of Kagenobu Tojo, our lord of a manor".

Families of the farmer cry.

Vassals stand on each corner of the large fields with long sword.

The Tojo Kagenobu of the lord of a manor sits down to a folding stool and is satisfied. He intended to occupy the fields of the Seichoji temple by military power at a stretch.

In thistime, friction did not die out by the boundary between the lord of a manor who was a chief administrator of the Kamakura Shogunate and the existing feudal lord. Yoritomo Minamoto who established the Kamakura Shogunate gives orders to control the tyranny of the lord of a manor manytimes. But it was accompanied by difficulty to stop the desire of a samurai awakened to power.


Blinding sheets of rain poured into the roof tile of the Seichoji temple.

Nun O’ama and Dozenbo and others priest, a village headman, farmers gather in the temple.

Everybody was tired from the frequent fight with Kagenobu, and people who gathered were not able to hide a resigned look.

"It is the demand to hold out the territory of the Seichoji temple and Futama immediately"

“Stupid! It is land of ancestors. He cannot have the authority to take away land no matter how even if he says a lord of a manor.”

"Nun O’ama. How is that we appeal to Kamakura. We who live in the country do not have a method and can carry nothing out.”

The attitude of O'ama is weak unusually unlike an aggressive voice of the believers of the Seichoji temple.

"A lord of a manor is a government official of the Kamakura Shogunate. Even I cannot interfere in him.”

The husband of O'ama is said to be Tomotoki who is the younger brother in Yasutoki Hojo. He was influential branch family of Hojo, but cannot intervene to the head family partitioning off the Shogunate.

"Then cannot we but swallow it?"

Weak Dozenbo of the mind watches the complexion around himself and considers it.

"How is the method to appeal to Mt. Hiei-zan for?"

Young Jokenbo reproved the teacher immediately.

"Teacher. It is the world of the samurai family now. There is not it with the thing which comes true even if a priest protests them.”

Enchibo of the elder persuades Dozenbo.

“Lord Kagenobu does not say to smash this temple. It means that he manages the land of the temple while a little. We may cannot help receiving him contentedly if so.”

Enchibo suggested compromise. Can they not win against a crying child and a violent lord? It was dark, and the all members were depressed.

They heard avoice then from the rear.

"Please wait a little, everybody.”

When everybody turned around, Nichiren who attached a dripping wet rainoutfit stood.

Farmers stood up with pleasure unintentionally.

Jokenbo was pleased too.

"Oh, Nichiren priest! I am glad to see you.”

Gijobo beats the shoulder of Nichiren.

"How is the propagation activity in Kamakura". Is there not some troubled thing?”

Nichiren was smiling unlike the air of the place.

"I have trouble with procurement of the daily food a little, but live thanks to the offering from a believer converted into somehow."

Nichiren took off a rain outfit and sat with his legs bent beneath one.

"I heard the discussion well". How does the policy intend to make?”

Everybody has fallen silent.

Nichiren has begun to talk slowly after a time.

"How about what we accuse at the High Court of Law?"

All members looked up.

“It is one of the duties of the Shogunate to supervise the tyranny of the lord of a manor. If we, existing lord of a manor, appeal to the High Court of Law, it should be able to be settled.”

Nun O’ama seems to be uneasy.

"However, they are government officials of the Shogunate even if the High Court of Law. Is it expected that we win?"

Nichiren stared at O’ama and talked.

“As for this matter, we have justice. It is the lord of a manor to have invaded the territory of the Seichoji temple. We can win if we appeal this to the front. In the first place there is not the method to protect the territory other than this.”

One of the farmers muttered.

"Must we go expressly to Kamakura?"

Enchibo told Nichiren to look down.

“It may be too optimistic we appeal to the High Court of Law and win. The person good at a trial is not here. The trial takes money and time in it. What should we do when we lose? Nichiren, your thought may be light.”

Nichiren looked around the believers of the Seichoji temple paying attention to what he talk about and he answered them flatly.

“I entered this temple in 12 years and trained myself. My parents received help from Nun O'ama, too. At any cost, I want to help you to return this favor. How is the thought of everybody?”

All members were lost in thought, but the farmer who went to the thatched hut of Nichiren spoke with a thick tongue.

"We should appeal. It is the yes-men of the lord of a manor all the time if we gave it up here.”

The village headman has begun to go along, too.

“Yes, it’s true!”

Everybody gathered so that surrounded Nichiren.


              continued to (2)


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