FEBRUARY 11, 2016 - A traditional drumming group performs at Oni Matsuri, a demon festival at Akumi Kanbe Shinmeisha Shrine in Toyohashi, Japan. Oni Matsuri, in which two people dressed as a goblin and a demon perform a choreographed battle, celebrates the coming of Spring, and people are showered with sweets and flour. Getting covered with flour is considered especially lucky, as custom says it will keep you healthy in the summer months. (Photo by Ben Weller/AFLO) (JAPAN) [UHU]

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Oni Matsuri
FEBRUARY 11, 2016 - A traditional drumming group performs at Oni Matsuri, a demon festival at Akumi Kanbe Shinmeisha Shrine in Toyohashi, Japan. Oni Matsuri, in which two people dressed as a goblin and a demon perform a choreographed battle, celebrates the coming of Spring, and people are showered with sweets and flour. Getting covered with flour is considered especially lucky, as custom says it will keep you healthy in the summer months. (Photo by Ben Weller/AFLO) (JAPAN) [UHU]

Filename: aflo_uhua_onimatsuri_08.JPG
Photographer: Ben Weller
Source: AFLO
Date 11 Feb 2016
Location: Toyohashi Aichi Japan
Credit: Ben Weller/AFLO
Copyright: Ben Weller
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