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Maikos scatter beans during the 'Setsubun' ceremony at Yasaka Shrine... News PhotoArrangement,Bean,Ceremony,Geisha in Training,Horizontal,Human Interest,Japan,Japanese Culture,Kyoto Prefecture,Setsubun,Yasaka ShrinePhotographer Collection: The Asahi Shimbun 2013 The Asahi ShimbunKYOTO, JAPAN - FEBRUARY 02: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Maikos scatter beans during the 'Setsubun' ceremony at Yasaka Shrine on February 2, 2013 in Kyoto, 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)