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People coming to Takahata Fudoson temple on Feb. 3, Setsubun day.
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Takahata Fudoson temple entrance 高幡不動尊
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The setsubun bean-throwing starts with a memorial service, then a procession of the bean throwers and priests.
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Priests in setsubun procession within the temple grounds.
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Priests in setsubun procession within the temple grounds.
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Priests in setsubun procession coming through Niomon Gate
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Priest blowing a conch shell
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Priests in setsubun procession coming through Niomon Gate
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Festival beauties included.
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Temple priest
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Names of the bean throwers.
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Start of setsubun bean throwing (mamemaki) by minor celebrities. 豆まき
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Miss Nippon
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Miss Nippon throw beans, but not very far.
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Kimono beauties and beans do mix well.
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Women in kimono is a must on Setsubun day.
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Minor female idols also on hand to throw beans.
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節分会に吉井怜、三津谷葉子、福下恵美が豆まく
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Bikini idols Yoshii Rei, Mitsuya Yoko, and Fukushita Megumi throwing beans on Setsubun
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After the first bean-throwing session.
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Crowd waits for another bean-throwing session
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People crowd in front of the Horinkaku
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Bean throwers make speeches.
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Miss Nippon somethings
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Throw the beans farther!
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Fuku wa uchi!!
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Setsubun bean throwing at Takahata Fudoson temple, Hino, Tokyo
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Setsubun bean throwing at Takahata Fudoson temple, Hino, Tokyo
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Even Hello Kitty threw beans for Setsubun at Takahata Fudoson temple, Hino, Tokyo
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Yoshii Rei and Mitsuya Yoko
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Bikini idols Yoshii Rei, Mitsuya Yoko, and Fukushita Megumi throw beans a second time.
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Sadly, lot of people (especially those way in the back) didn't get any beans.
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Missed beans get crushed on the ground. These are dried soybeans.
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Entrance to the daruma fair.
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Daruma dolls for sale on the same day as Setsubun
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Daruma
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Large daruma at Takahata Fudoson temple, Hino, Tokyo
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Daruma
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The path is lined with daruma doll vendors
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Daruma dolls
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Daruma
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Daruma
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