The weather is splendid for a week, but the fathers hit their "first storm" in the middle of the eighth night (2.4). Somehow, they manage to make it to morning in one piece.
After the storm, Kichijiro is left a seasick, puking mess. Gross. Even stranger, the guy seems to be mumbling phrases in Latin under his breath...
Later that day, the crew spots land. The ship moves into shallow water, where Kichijiro and the two priests hop out and wade their way to the land.
The trio makes landfall. The priests hide in bushes, while Kichijiro leaves "to explore the situation" (2.17). Impatient and anxious, the priests wonder if they're about to be betrayed.
Suddenly, a group of peasants appears. The two priests assume the worst, but they quickly realize that these people are Christians. Kichijiro is tagging along too.
The group leads the priests to a small house, where they give them fresh clothes and a place to stay for the night. The priests are going to be living in a small "charcoal hut" at the top of a nearby mountain for most of their stay, however (2.27).
It turns out that these guys are in Tomogi, a small fishing village near Nagasaki. There are a surprising amount of Christians here. One young man named Mokichi is especially devout.
The people haven't seen a priest for six years, but in the meantime, they've created their own makeshift church structure. Each community is led by a Jiisama, who oversees baptisms, and a group of Tossama, who lead prayers.
Unfortunately, the people of Tomogi don't know if there are any other Christians nearby: the political climate makes isolation a necessity. They've had to adapt their religion to this secrecy.
In light of this, the priests spend their days receiving visitors in their hut and their nights sneaking into the village to lead Mass.