Sumo wrestlers, politicians and celebrities toss lucky beans and confectionery over people during the annual Mame-maki, a bean-throwing ceremony, at Zojoji temple in Tokyo on Wednesday, a day known in Japan as "Setsubun no Hi." The ritual, which is believed to bring good luck and drive away evil spirits, is performed annually to mark the beginning of the spring in the lunar calendar. This year, the event included an appearance by Batman, as well as local kindergarteners, who chased away demons by chanting the traditional "Demons out! Happiness in!" saying for the day. A number of visitors to the temple also dressed as demons to mark the event.© Japan Today
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