JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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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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Temple priest
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Blessing the path
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Back at the Yakuoin temple which belongs to the Shingon Sect of Buddhism. 薬王院
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At around 1:45 pm, a procession of priests and the 70 rice planters entered.
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Spectator tents were set up on both sides of the rice paddy. There weren't so many people. Not all the benches were filled.
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Priests and taume girls enter the paddy.
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The procession encircle the paddies.
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The shrine priests and taume girls return to Taga Taisha Shrine.
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