On the 3rd of Setsubun, the bean-throwing event was held on a regular scale for the first time in three years at Naritasan Shinshoji Temple in Chiba Prefecture.

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple's ``Setsubunkai'', where many celebrities participate in bean-scattering in hopes of a rich harvest, has been downsized due to the influence of the new coronavirus for the past two years, but this year. was returned to normal size for the first time in three years.

This year, Nao Omori, who plays Tadatsugu Sakai, the leader of Tokugawa Ieyasu's vassal group in NHK's Taiga drama "What will Ieyasu do?" , Beans were thrown all at once from the stage in front of the main hall.

At the bean-throwing event at Shinshoji Temple, it is said that the mercy of Fudo Myo-o, the principal image of worship, transforms even the demons, and is characterized by the repetition of only ``Fuku wa uchi'' without chanting ``Oni wa soto''.

More than 1,200 kilograms of soybeans and peanuts were used over the three days of the bean-throwing event, and the people who gathered reached out to pick the sowed beans in hopes of gaining good fortune.

A man living in Narita City, Chiba Prefecture, who will celebrate his 60th birthday this year, said, "It was lively and fun for the first time in a long time. I felt that my usual life was gradually returning, so I hope it will be an even better year." rice field.