Luck In! Celebrities Join Setsubun Bean - Throwing Event

Luck in! Celebrities join Setsubun bean-throwing eventTV celebrities participated in an annual bean-throwing festival at the famous Naritasan Shinshoji temple on Feb. 3 to celebrate "Setsubun," the day before the beginning of spring in Japan.

During Setsubun in Japan, people throw beans shouting "Demons out! Luck in!" to celebrate the eve of the first day of spring. The Naritasan Shinshoji temple annually holds a bean-throwing event for the public with celebrities and sumo wrestlers taking part.

Haruka Ayase and Hidetoshi Nishijima, who star in "Yae no Sakura," the most recent in a series of historically themed "taiga" dramas on public broadcaster NHK, threw beans from a stage especially prepared for the event.

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