July 29, 2015
Crown Prince talks with a group of students.
The opening ceremony of the 27th Annual National High School Athletic Meet (Interscholastic Athletic Meet) was held in the hall called Wakayama Big Whale at Wakayama-shi in western Japan on July 28.
After the opening ceremony, the Crown Prince, who visited Wakayama Prefecture for the first time in ten years, met with the high school students in the event site who have advanced management preparations of an interscholastic athletic meet, in the afternoon.
The students of the prefecture Wakayama School for the Deaf who produced a tote bag and coaster for enlightenment met the Crown Prince, too. The coaster was distributed to the guests of the opening ceremony earlier. Crown Prince spoke with a smile, "I used a coaster at a meal."