Setsubun at the Heian Shrine: Beans of Good Fortune
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Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/2500 sec, f/2, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Beans-a-Flyin'

Still busy working on Lightroom plugins, so just a short post today on the next phase of the Setsubun festival last week at the Heian Shrine. After demons representing the ills of the past year were banished, the next step was wishing good forutune for the next year with another bean-centric event. I posted about it three years ago in “Setsubun Mamemaki: Throwing of the Beans”, so from this year just a few pictures to catch the vibe....


Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/3200 sec, f/2, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Nice Spread

Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/2500 sec, f/2, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Having Fun

Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/3200 sec, f/2, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Reserved

Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 cropped — 1/5000 sec, f/2, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Very Serious

Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/2500 sec, f/2, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Still Having Fun

Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 cropped — 1/3200 sec, f/2, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Serious
and not so much

Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 cropped — 1/2000 sec, f/2, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
All Done

Continued here...


All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

In “Beans-a-flyin'”, the geisha from left to right are: a young maiko, an older maiko and a geiko. Nice shot with all three together!

— comment by Nicolas on February 11th, 2012 at 12:19pm JST (5 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Beautiful photography. So colorful. So different nowadays from the 1950s when I was there.

— comment by Abraham Lincoln on February 13th, 2012 at 9:07pm JST (5 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink
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