We attended a party for the Gorogumi team on our last night in Shirone. Shortly after we arrived, Edo came over and said that Mr. Hasegawa had a surprise for us and to get in the car with them.
Once again, we were completely astonished at the hospitality of our Japanese hosts. Mr. Hasegawa had arranged for us to vist with Mr. Kawase, a well know kite artist in Shirone. His artwork was really impressive. We took some photos, and shortly there after Mr. Kawase offered each of us one of his kite paintings. We were stunned. The paintings as you can see are very beautiful. Thank you Mr. Kawase for your generosity!