Looking at the map, I thought the descent from Unpen-ji would be quite tough, but it was much gentler than the tough climb on the way up. I was able to descend with much less stress on my knees, which was a big help. The occasional view of the Seto Inland Sea was also a nice.
I met two students at Aozora-ya who were doing their pilgrimage together by bicycle. I thought it would be rare for students to do the pilgrimage. They started it during their summer vacation while they were at university in Tokushima, and they were doing kugiri-uchi every vacation.
I think it’s good that they are making time to do this while they are still students. I shared some of my experiences/work with them and they seemed to be interested. After their pilgrimage will be over, I guess their next challenge would be to find their job, but it is a privilege for students to have time to think about various things. I wished them good luck.
We had a hearty dinner, and to my surprise, a hamburger steak made from wild boar meat was served. It was really delicious. It seems that there are quite a few wild boars around here, and I was told that the dogs might bark at night because of them.
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