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Sanno torii gate and the West entrance. Escalator on the right. This torii style is unique to Hie Shrines. The shrine is nearest to Tameike-Sanno Station on the Ginza and Nanboku subway lines. 山王鳥居
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Sanno torii gate 山王鳥居
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Sanno torii gate 山王鳥居
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Shinmon Gate 神門
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Shinmon Gate 神門
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Shinmon Gate 神門
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Sacred Monkey sculpture (Shin'enzo) holding a real banana. The monkey is Hie Shrine's messenger believed to bring marital harmony and children. 神猿像
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Hie Jinja Shrine
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Straw ring and Hie Jinja Shrine's Shaden Worship Hall. 社殿
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Inside Hie Jinja Shrine's Shaden Worship Hall. 社殿
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Portable shrines
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Shishimai Lion heads
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Storehouse for Sanno Festival floats
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Storehouse for Sanno Festival floats
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Inari Sando torii gates 稲荷参道
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Inari Sando torii gates are donated by individuals and companies for business prosperity. 稲荷参道
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Inari Sando torii gates 稲荷参道
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Sanno torii gate leading to the Omotesando path to the shrine. 山王鳥居
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Near Hie Shrine is (or was) Capital Tokyu Hotel where the Beatles stayed in 1966.
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On Feb. 3, 2011, the annual setsubun festival was held at Hie Shrine at 11:30 am. People await the arrival of the people who will throw the beans.
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The setsubun procession arrives at the shrine.
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Hie Shrine priests.
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Sumo stablemasters Dewanoumi and Mihogaseki.
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Sumo wrestlers including Aran.
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Yuusuke, a singer.
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Proceeding to the shrine. First they had a ceremony.
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They enter the shrine for the ceremony.
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Mamemaki bean-throwing at Hie Jinja Shrine for setsubun.
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Hie Shrine's beans were tossed in little plastic bags with a paper label inside. Catching this one should bring me good luck this year.
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After the bean-throwing, a short show by singer Yuusuke was held.
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Yuusuke sings at Hie Shrine for setsubun. 遊助
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Hello Kitty also with Yuusuke. 遊助
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遊助
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遊助
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My video of Hie Shrine setsubun on Feb. 3, 2011.
     
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