The food! We ate homemade sushi, steak, gobo salad, squid ink yaki soba amongst other things.
Some pictures of their house. The house dates back over 500 years and has been in the family for all that time.
Kenichi amongst some of his family shrines.
Lots of waving cats!
This is a huge plaque he has hanging over the entrance hall. It's a collection of prayers and blessings given by Buddhist priests to his family over a period of 200 years that have been collected. The most recent lay on top. The dark mass you can see is the layers of old paper/ prayers.
These beans are the original wooden beams that have always been in the house. He had them removed, treated and restored when the house was remodeled (which took over six months).