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Former sumo wrestler Takamisakari , or stable master Furiwake,... News PhotoBean,Ceremony,Chusonji Temple,Former,Hiraizumi,Human Interest,Iwate Prefecture,Japan,Setsubun,Sumo Oyakata,Sumo Wrestling,Takamisakari Seiken,VerticalPhotographer Collection: The Asahi Shimbun 2013 The Asahi ShimbunHIRAIZUMI, JAPAN - JANUARY 28: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Former sumo wrestler Takamisakari (C), or stable master Furiwake, scatters beans during the 'Setsubun' ceremony at Chusonji Temple on February 3, 2013 in Hiraizumi, Iwate, Japan. The ceremony is held all over Japan on Setsubun, a day before the beginning of spring, on February 3 or 4 according to the Japanese lunar calendar. It has been said that throwing beans drives out misfortune and brings in good luck. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)