Setsubun at the Heian Shrine: Attack (and Repulsion) of the Evil Spirits
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Continuing from this weekend's Setsubun Festival at the Heian Shrine in Kyoto, with nasty demons representing the ills of the past year, being banished in the hope of a better year to come...


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Bamboo Sprig
just an excuse to get the shrine building out of focus in the background

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Waiting
for the event to begin

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Door
slightly misleading

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Cherry
will be magnificent in about two months

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Eaves Above Me

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Evil Spirits Make Their Appearance

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Richly Appointed

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Menacing the Crowd

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Celebration of Victory

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Goading Dance
tee-hee-hee, it's great to be an evil demon lording over powerless humanity

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Enter the Cavalry
beans a flyin'

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Smack
right in the kisser

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Thwarted Counter Attack

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On the Run

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Nah, None of That
Driving away demons with relaxed nonchalance

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Banished for Good
at least until next year

I captioned the third picture with “Door, slightly misleading” because, as you can see in the final photo, what look like door handles are really brackets to hold a huge brace.

Continued here...


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The last is a particularly fine shot!

— comment by GJC on February 7th, 2012 at 4:01pm JST (5 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink
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