I am glad to report that our second night in the tent was much warmer and we all managed to get a decent nights sleep. This was Ebi-kuns favourite spot, just behind the tent and he spent most of the time 'fishing'
and when he wasn't fishing he was becoming one with nature and being a tree.
After the bath we had some lunch the headed back to Kitakami to the folklore museum, it is a lovely little museum with traditional houses, this fella was making traditional slippers from rice straw.
kaki (persimmon) which I have never tried before, they use the sour kaki to make it and leave it to dry outside over winter, it was really good, very sweet and of course Tomoe being the Japanese mom that she is packed us off home with a big pile of them.