Nitcho was initiated into priesthood by Priest Nisshutsu of the Honkalrnji temple at Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture. Became the chief priest of the temple (1436). He became the 11th Chief Abbot of the Kuonji temple (1460) at Minobu, Kai Province (Yamanashi Prefecture), the headquarters of lhe Nichiren Sect. While at Minobu for 40 years, he enlarged the headquarters temple.
Wrote many books. In his late years he suffered from eye trouble but refused to cease to preach and lecture.