Eve is known for disobedience and motherhood, or charity. Sage Nichimyo is for her seeking spirit and her resolve.
There she was from where her mentor had lived and then been exiled, the metropolis of Kamakura, the seat of the government of their country, Japan. She heard about it from letters that had come back from their exiled leader. The letters were read aloud to those concerned. She heard about the difficulties of being arrested, the failed execution attempt, the confusion of the authorities, the decision to banish the Daishonin, and then the details of conditions of the trip to the destination, the island of Sado, the harsh conditions, and the unconquerable spirit of the exiled who penned extraordinary letters about his state of mind, his conceern for his followers, and his sureness of having fulfilled the predictions of the Lotus Sutra and thus proving his worth and his destiny. “Inexpressible joy,” is his feeling, despite his exile.
This human being, Nichiren Daishonin, who meant so much to her,the mother of Oto,that she decided, “I must go to him.”
She possessed the characteristics of youth, passion and a contemplative mind. She wasn’t afraid of death en route or on return. She wasn’t afraid of discomfort. Nothing and no one could dissuade her from her desire to seek out her mentor, show her devotion, and learn more so that she, too, could develop a solid self of happiness as he had.
Hamlet was indecisive, noting that “movements of great pith and moment in this regard (fear) their currents turn awry and loose the name of action.” The mother of Oto was decisive, determined, fearless and resolved.
She made the journey with her infant daughter and earned the admiration of countless generations.