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Sumo wrestler Hochiyama scatters beans during the 'Setsubun' ceremony... News PhotoBean,Ceremony,Horizontal,Human Interest,Japan,Kanagawa Prefecture,Setsubun,Sumo WrestlingPhotographer Collection: The Asahi Shimbun 2013 The Asahi ShimbunISEHARA, JAPAN - FEBRUARY 03: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Sumo wrestler Hochiyama scatters beans during the 'Setsubun' ceremony at Oyama Afuri Shrine on February 3, 2013 in Isehara, Kanagawa, 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)