Bean-Throwing Festival at Zojoji Temple

Setsubun bean throwing festival at Zoujouji Temple

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Tokyo, Japan – Kids with demon masks throw soybeans at demons on stage at Zojoji Temple in downtown Tokyo as a part of Setsubun Tsuinashiki, or Bean-Throwing Festival, on February 3, 2013. Every year, people throw soybeans while shouting out “Demons out, Luck in,” to wish for happiness. (Photo by Koichiro Suzuki/AFLO)

Setsubun bean throwing festival at Zoujouji Temple

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Tokyo, Japan – Setsubun Tsuinashiki, or Bean-Throwing Festival, was held at Zojoji Temple in downtown Tokyo, February 3, 2013. During this festival, packed-soybeans with some prizes inside were thrown as people tried to catch the prizes. (Photo by Koichiro Suzuki/AFLO)