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A special ceremony to welcome spring by throwing soybeans

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This ritual of throwing the soybeans in order to cast away demons and evil spirits also includes people wearing demonic masks who try to scare other people. The beans are then thrown at them with a chant "Demons out! Luck in!" until they go away. Certainly an interesting way to welcome spring!

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