Setsubun means getting rid of misfortune & welcoming spring!

Hello, everyone!
How are you in these days?
Now I would like to show you beutiful maiko!

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She chose the lovely red kimono.
Thank you for your coming!

Next, I would like to introduce the events in Kyoto below!

Getting rid of misfortune & welcoming spring

c Takayoshi Horiuchi (Staff for one)

February 3rd, which is one day before Risshun (the first day of spring according to the lunar calendar), is
called Setsubun in Japan. It’s not a national holiday, but is widely celebrated throughout the country.
Mame maki (bean throwing) ceremonies are performed on the day. Traditionally, people throw roasted
soy beans throughout their home, shouting ”oni wa soto” (demons out) and ”fuku wa uchi” (fortune in).
These beans are called fuku mame (fortune beans). It is believed that people will be healthy and happy if
they eat the number of fuku mame equal to their age. Eating fortune sushi rolls is another Japanese
custom on Setsubun. You should face south-southeast this year while you silently eat your sushi roll. Bean
throwing ceremonies are held at many temples and shrines around the country. People visit there to get
beans and thus obtain good fortune. Visit shrines and temples near you in Kyoto on Setsubun!


c Takayoshi Horiuchi (Staff for one)

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