Setsubun 2012

by Yokai - February. 04, 2012 7725 views

February 3 was Setsubun, the end day of winter ( though it is still terribly cold ).

In Japan we throw dried soybeans to drive away evil spirits and say “Devils out, fortune in !”
Afterwards, we eat as many beans as we are years old.

Soganji Temple was built about 400 years ago !

Buddhist priests

A red devil with fire appears !!

Very dangerous indeed !!

Do you see beans?

This shot focuses on firemen.

After mamemaki(=scattering beans), there was a big surprise.
Konishiki ( a TV star, once a sumo wrestler ) and his wife ( a singer ) came on the stage !

a girl with a crown on her head

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Masoud Ahmadpoor 8 years ago

Love that girl with a crown :*

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Savanahsmiles 8 years ago

Really cool!!

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Geya Besse Junqueira 8 years ago

Great report and some beautiful portraits

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Gian Luigi 8 years ago

Great set, this very interesting report on the ancient traditions!

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Mohdshafie Muhamad 8 years ago

thanks for sharing..

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Andrealolita 8 years ago

Interesting post!

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Lisa Charbonneau 8 years ago

Great set!

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Christa 8 years ago

The tradition you describe and show is so interesting: How many beans did you eat? :))))))))
The girl in the last shot is lovely, a futur model for you!?! :)

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Chris Cann 8 years ago

Love the fire and bean shots, the little girl in 14 looks wonderful. Looks a great day out.

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Finbarr 8 years ago

Wonderful shots !!

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Mike Meliska 8 years ago

Great set....# 2 is a very nice portrait...

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Arie 8 years ago

Very interesting set, nice photos and thank you for sharing.

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Tomie Poodle 8 years ago

great report and impressive shot of fire...i wondered if firemen was there..i know many fire had in Tokio in the past!
wonderful girl in 14 :)

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Anggrekfoto 8 years ago

Great set.

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Darlene Foster 8 years ago

Interesting set! Love the last shot of the young girl!

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Rob Gant 8 years ago

Fantastic Set, Like The Fire Shots

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