February 3rd is the day of Japanese Traditional Event ”Setsubun”
Japanese Traditional Event ”Setsubun”
Setsubun signifies the ending of winter and the beginning of spring
Setsubun refers to the day before the beginning of each season (the first days of spring, summer, fall and winter). Setsubun signifies the ending of winter and the beginning of spring. It’s a holiday to celebrate the coming of spring.
It involves a tradition of throwing dried soy beans
It is believed that oni (Japanese goblin) come when the seasons change in Japan.
There are many rituals to exorcise these oni and one of them that It involves a tradition of throwing dried soy beans. Some regions throw peanuts instead of roasted soybeans.
And people eat the same number of beans as their age to wish for good health.
Traditionally, Setsubun is also the day to eat “Eho-maki”. Eho-maki are thick sushi rolls.
When eating Ehomaki, look in the year’s good luck direction should not be cut and eat quietly while making a wish.
All over the country
Setsubun Events are held at Shrines and Temples all over the country.
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