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This year also at Hie jinja "Setsubun festival"

This year also at Hie jinja

A lot of people went to the hall this year as well.

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On February 3, the "Setsubun Festival (Tsuina) Shinto" celebrating Setsubun at the Hie Shrine (Nagata Town 2 in Chiyoda Ward) was held.

Tsuina is one of the imperial events that have been transmitted since the Heian period, paying evil spirits and praying for disease-free illness. At the shrine is held annually as a festival inviting event.

On the day, participants of people such as Toshi-otoko(a man who was born in a year with the same sign of the Chinese zodiac as the current year), and Toshi-onnna(a woman who was born in a year with the same sign of the Chinese zodiac as the current year), Beside, famous person was welcomed in this year, such as, Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Yoshinobu Miyake, Actress Miki Maya,etc.

In addition, Kazuna Amano who is Miss sophia of Sophia University in 2016 was invited to serve as a special year, and they scattered the beans from the stage.

Amano explained "I was honored that I could participate in the event I have been watching on TV. I was nervous at the stage with prominent people, but it became memories of my life. It was like a summer festival and it was a lot of fun. I would like to participate again next year if there is opportunity."

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