People try to catch thrown roasted soy beans and snacks at Tokyofs Zojoji temple as part of the Setsubun festival which marks the lunar calendar start of spring. The beans are supposed to drive away the evil spirits that bring misfortune and bad health with them.

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Mamemaki event at Zojoji temple
People try to catch thrown roasted soy beans and snacks at Tokyofs Zojoji temple as part of the Setsubun festival which marks the lunar calendar start of spring. The beans are supposed to drive away the evil spirits that bring misfortune and bad health with them.

Filename: 2009.02.03_120732.jpg
Photographer: JapanToday
Source: Nippon News
Date 3 Feb 2009
Location: Tokyo Tokyo Prefecture Japan
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