Bean-Flinging Ceremony Draws Crowds to Kyoto Shrine (Video)

Gorgeously dressed geiko and maiko throw packets of beans to the crowd at Kyoto’s Yasaka Shrine as part of Setsubun celebrations on February 2, 2018. A ceremonial dance performance preceded the throwing ritual, and together they formed a prayer for protection from misfortune over the year ahead. (© Jiji)

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