Setsubun, Bean throwing ceremony
Setsubun is a bean throwing ceremony held around February 3rd in homes.
roasted beans are believed to have the power to cast out and expel demons.
in this way people drive out evil and invite good luck in.
Also the ceremony is held in the shrines and temples where soy beans
and rice cakes are scattered on a grand scale.
Many people gather to collect scattered soybeans and rice cakes
in order to receive good fortune.