"Tsuina-shiki," or a traditional ceremony for warding off three demons, was held on the evening of February 2, the eve of "Setsubun" which marks the end of winter. The ceremony took place at Yoshida Jinja Shrine, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, which is regarded as Kyoto's "front demon gate." It was held for the first time in three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A large crowd of worshippers watched the event.

Articles are excerpts from reports and news in the Kyoto Shimbun. Translated by Mie Hiuzon, Psyche et l’Amour, Inc.