Below, these two were dancing to live music inside one of the shrines.
Last time, I left Doburoku around 1pm because there were other events going on and I was unaware of the 3pm throwing of mochi (Japanese rice ball).
The aggressive behavior of getting mochi was not really a big deal to me, I was larger than most people around me, I was able to maintain myself. I did have one issue though, the mochi is really hard, kind of like little rocks. When they first started to throw the mochi, I was not quite ready and one brick hit me in the left-eye. I was lucky, I did not get a black-eye.
Here is a panorama photo to get an idea how many people were fighting for mochi. I think most people in the crowd got mochi too.