Today is Setsubun. This is Japanese traditional event (Bean-Throwing Festival). So let's talk about it!
Roasted soybeans (called 福豆,fuku mame) are thrown either out the door or at a member of the family wearing an demon(鬼oni) mask, while the people say "Demons out! Luck in!" "鬼は～外っ! 福は～～内っっ!!, Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!" and slam the door. I tryed to find pics, but I can find only this !looool May be it's in a kindegarten and some teachers immitate for demonXP
And a lots people will attend a shrine or temple's spring festival where this is done. Actually I heve never tryed to go shirines or temples on this festivalXD
Then, as part of bringing luck in, it is customary to eat roasted soybeans, one for each year of one's life, and in some areas, one for each year of one's life plus one more for bringing good luck for the year to come...Wikipedia said←um? Every year my father tried to eat soybeans same as his age, he couldn't every year!!!
In Setsubun we have other custom! It is customary now to eat uncut makizushi called Eho-Maki (恵方巻) in silence on Setsubun while facing the yearly lucky compass direction, determined by the zodiac symbol of that year...This also Wikipedia said←um!? By the way..who is this boyXD I can't find but this pic!
hi, boy!! How is it taste! good!??..oh~~that's good! enjoy ur meal on my blog!
So that's all about Setsubun, how is it? It sounds like fun and interesting isn't it??lol
If u wanna know more, look here→http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Setsubun
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