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Niwa officiated at Shunryu Suzuki's funeral.
From Crooked Cucumber
Chapter 9 - An Opening
Many of Shunryu's fellow priests came to say farewell: Gido, who had found his priest for
Chapter 14 - Taking Root
trying to gather support in his homeland for the monastery in
Suzuki mentions "Niwa Roshi" in the Japan part of Peter Schneider's interview with him - rather unclear what he's talking about.
from Wikipedia page for Zuigaku Rempo Niwa Zenji
Rempo Zenji was born in Shizuoka, Japan. His father was a schoolmaster and his mother was a farmer. After graduating from Tokyo University, he became the head official in Tokei-in and later studied at Antai-ji. At the age of 50, Niwa became the 77th abbot of the Eihei-ji monastery. He also received the imperial title of Jikô Enkai Zenji (“Great Zen Master of Compassion, Ocean of Plenitude”).
An avid practitioner of zazen, he rebuilt the zendo (meditation hall) so that the young people in training could better engage in this essential practice. His dharma heirs include Gudō Wafu Nishijima and Moriyama Daigyo as well as several teachers affiliated with the Taisen Deshimaru Lineage in Europe. Zenji (literally, "Zen Master") is an honorary title given to the senior Eihei temple (Eihei-ji), headquarters of the Sōtō school, founded in the thirteenth century by Master Dogen.
Outside of Zen, he created brush calligraphy. His work was often credited to various pseudonyms. Niwa died in 1993.
There's a lot on Niwa here at Terebess