Before next month's Setsubun, preparations for sowing beans are underway at a shrine in Asahikawa, Hokkaido.

At Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine in Asahikawa City, on the day of Setsubun on the 3rd of next month, worshipers will not be invited and the priest will sow beans in the precincts.

On the 24th, the beans were prepared, soybeans were put in a pot, and they were cooked over charcoal using shichirin until the whole beans were browned.

By distributing the "Fuku beans" in the box to the worshipers in return for the "Hatsuho fee," the work of branding the shrine was also carried out while the fragrant scent of the beans was infused.

In addition, Miko and his friends carefully packed the amulets and beans to be distributed to worshipers one by one.

Tomoki Kamada, a priest of Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine, said, "Because of the new corona, I can't participate in sowing beans at the shrine, but I want each family to sow beans and get rid of trouble. I hope everyone will be happy. We are preparing. "

At Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine, this is to pay off the evil spirits according to the setsubun from the 29th of this month to the 3rd of next month.