Oni ha soto, fuku ha uchi! (demons out, good fortune in!)

Mamemaki (bean scattering) is one of the rituals performed at temples and shrines on Setsubun. People jostle around to attempt to grab these beans to receive good fortune.

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Picture: 2010-02-17 by Hir゚, on Flickr

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