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Entrance to Daishi Nakamise shopping arcade 大師仲見世
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Daishi Nakamise shopping arcade leads to the temple
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Lots of daruma shops
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Daruma shop
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Daruma
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Daruma and maneki neko
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Candy shop, always banging the knife
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Gate built in 1977. 大山門
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Path to main worship hall 大本堂
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People coming to Takahata Fudoson temple on Feb. 3, Setsubun day.
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Kawasaki Daishi Temple, Dai-hondo main worship hall 大本堂
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Takahata Fudoson temple entrance 高幡不動尊
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Incense burner
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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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Hanamatsuri, Buddha's Birthday (April 8)
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Priests in setsubun procession within the temple grounds.
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Hanamatsuri
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Priests in setsubun procession within the temple grounds.
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Hanamatsuri, pouring sweet tea over the baby Buddha.
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Priests in setsubun procession coming through Niomon Gate
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Serving sweet tea for free for all.
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Priest blowing a conch shell
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Inside Dai-hondo main hall at Kawasaki Daishi 大本堂
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Priests in setsubun procession coming through Niomon Gate
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View from Dai-hondo
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Festival beauties included.
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Fudo-mon Gate and Prayer and Peace Monument 不動門 「祈りと平和」の像「祈りと平和」の像
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Temple priest
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Sanmon Gate 山門
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Octagonal 5-story pagoda 八角五重塔 (中興塔)
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Names of the bean throwers.
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Hosenji temple in Nakano-ku, Tokyo. Belongs to the Shingon-shu Sect, Buzan School. 宝仙寺
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Octagonal 5-story pagoda 八角五重塔 (中興塔)
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Start of setsubun bean throwing (mamemaki) by minor celebrities. 豆まき
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Hondo hall 本堂
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Entrance to octagonal 5-story pagoda (Photos not allowed inside)It's a ferro-concrete building with no windows nor observation deck or balcony.
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Miss Nippon
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Hondo hall 本堂
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Road marker related to Kobo Daishi
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Miss Nippon throw beans, but not very far.
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Kobo Daishi statue
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Iroha Monument
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Kimono beauties and beans do mix well.
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Inside Hondo hall 本堂
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遍路大師尊像Built in 1973 on Kobo Daishi's 1,200th anniversary of his birth.
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Women in kimono is a must on Setsubun day.
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Inside Hondo hall 本堂
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遍路大師尊像Built in 1973 on Kobo Daishi's 1,200th anniversary of his birth.
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Minor female idols also on hand to throw beans.
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Three-story pagoda 三重塔
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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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Goeido Hall housing Kobo Daishi image. 御影堂
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Bikini idols Yoshii Rei, Mitsuya Yoko, and Fukushita Megumi throwing beans on Setsubun
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Temple grounds as seen from the Hondo Hall
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After the first bean-throwing session.
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Pagoda and pile of setsubun boxes
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Wooden boxes containing the beans (peanuts) and mikan tangerines to be thrown to the crowd.
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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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Ceremony area
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Bean throwers make speeches.
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Warrior monk procession 僧兵行列
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It is unusual or unique to see such a procession for Setsubun. 僧兵行列
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Miss Nippon somethings
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In 1951 when they were rebuilding the temple destroyed by the war, they found some items which were supposedly used by a warrior monk. 僧兵行列
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Throw the beans farther!
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So from 1953, as part of the Setsubun ceremonies on Feb. 3, they started this procession of people dressed as warrior monks.
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Fuku wa uchi!!
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They are not real warrior monks. Monks do not go to battle as they once did centuries ago. Also see the video at YouTube. 僧兵行列
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Setsubun bean throwing at Takahata Fudoson temple, Hino, Tokyo
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Rear view
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Setsubun bean throwing at Takahata Fudoson temple, Hino, Tokyo
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Warrior monks entering Hosenji temple. 僧兵行列
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Even Hello Kitty threw beans for Setsubun at Takahata Fudoson temple, Hino, Tokyo
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This man must be the leader.
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Yoshii Rei and Mitsuya Yoko
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Blowing a conch shell. One of the signals of battle.
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Bikini idols Yoshii Rei, Mitsuya Yoko, and Fukushita Megumi throw beans a second time.
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The warrior monk costume is interesting. The collar makes them look bigger and more fearsome. 僧兵行列
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Sadly, lot of people (especially those way in the back) didn't get any beans.
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The procession started at 3:30 pm at a nearby shrine.
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Missed beans get crushed on the ground. These are dried soybeans.
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They arrived Hosenji at around 4 pm.
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Entrance to the daruma fair.
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Memorial service 柴燈大護摩供
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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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Instrument players
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The path is lined with daruma doll vendors
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柴燈大護摩供
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Daruma dolls
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Setting afire
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柴燈大護摩供
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People line up to receive mikan
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Daruma
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Daruma
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Here you go.
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Bean-throwing started at 4:30 pm. 豆まき
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Bean throwing is called mame-maki. 豆まき
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Even this was unusual since they were also throwing mikan tangerines. 豆・みかん(?)まき
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People at the very front are not ignored.
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A tangerine hitting your head is probably painful.
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Tangerines are easily squished in your hands (juice squirting out) if you catch one.
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Also see the video at YouTube.
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