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Modified 4-Feb-12
Created 4-Feb-12
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Held at shrines across Japan on the day before the traditional start of Spring, beans are thrown into the crowd, and catching them is said to bring good fortune for the coming year. The behavior of the crowd jostling for the beans is something a little worse than a rugby scrum!
Yutoku shrine buildingSmall shrineWishes boardsBean throwersBean throwersCatching the beansPriest and MikoBean throwersBean throwersLast throwDancersDancerDancerColorful dancersDemon dancersDrummerDance troupDemonDemonsDemon