Hello, this is SKY again. I left the office for the parking lot. On the stage, Kida Taro was just talking about the theme song he made. After that Mochi-maki started. Later I understood that the highlight for today's festival was not the speech nor the parade, but catching rice cakes.
At Henjoden in Daishi Kyokai, religious people made a line to pray for Chigo Daishi. I followed them and stepped up into the inner sanctuary. Chigo Daishi, just returned from the parade, was sitting in front of the statue of Kobo Daishi.