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RoboCop Is Throwing Beans at People in Tokyo

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Come quietly, or there will be beans. Well, there will be beans either way.

Today, is Setsubun (節分) in Japan. It's a bean-throwing festival to cleanse evil and bring in good luck. People in Japan either attend Shinto shrines or Buddhist temples to throw beans, or at home, they throw beans at a family member wearing an oni (鬼) or "demon" mask.

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As part of the promotion, RoboCop appeared at a Setsubun festival at Shibamata Taishakuten, a Buddhist temple in Tokyo. At the event, RoboCop threw "fortune beans" or "fuku mame" (副豆) and thanked everyone for their cooperation.

Below, you can see photos of the event from Japanese site Cinema Cafe.

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No, the police officer character is not the demon.

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RoboCop is slated to open in the U.S. on February 12 and in Japan this March.

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ロボコップが来日! 柴又帝釈天で"豆まき"に参戦「ご協力に感謝する」 [Cinema Cafe]

節分の日に柴又帝釈天にて [RoboCop_Jp]

To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter @Brian_Ashcraft.

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Sam fisher's an aimbot

Nightmare fuel unlimited.

Thanks Japan.