|A owner of rice paddy put on a mask of Tamukeyama-hachimangu performed a rice planting event(from web-site)|
|Setsubun-mantoro at Kasugashine(from web-site)|
A lot of talismans covered with hinoki's leaves were piled in the square at Gangoji-temple and were waiting to be burnt. And two Yamabushis, several priests and several holders of Kendo grade surrounded the pile of talismans. Opening performance was introduce their skills by kendo grade holders.
|Some holders of Kendo grade performed|
Next, a Yamabushi released an arrow from his bow to five ways for exorcism. The appearance was amusing to us. We expected the arrow would fly highly. But only the first arrow flied over our heads but after that, he pretended to aim at sky and soon released the arrow on the ground, maybe for safety.
|A yamabushi shoot an arrow to some direction|
|A yamabushi blew a triton to notice the show|
|the climax of Saitougoma-yamabusis walked on the fire( from web-site)|
A lot of people were gathering under Nigatsu-do's balcony. But the number of people can enter in the ground of under Nigatsu-do's balcony was limited and other people couldn't enter in there were waiting in line around Sangatsu-do. The ground of under Nigatsu-do's balcony is slope.
Before scatter beans, a policeman warned from the balcony of Nigatsu-do "Please don't push other people because if someone injured we can't do this from next year. The number of beans is limited so people waiting in line can get but people outside can't get, so heed this -especially people around there." This speech evoked audience's laugh. we were standing outside.
|Many people were waiting under the balcony of Nigatsu-do|
|People who scatter beans on the balcony of Nigatsu-do. Beans wrapped in paper are flying.|
"Thank you very much." I didn't expect things like that. I was surprised to her honesty.
I should have finished up to get something at this point. But What a greedy person I was compare to her! Another distributor came near me and I got two bags of beans and four bells. So I wanted more good luck or happiness.
|I got these bells ,a bags of peanut and beans at Nigatsu-do|
On that day some event of Setsubun were held in Nara.
|A red demon and a blue demon at Tsuinasiki of Kofukuji-temple(from web-site)|