Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bean-Throwing Festival

hi! Do u know what is it today!?...yes! Febrary3rd :).......NO WAY!! What a simple answer u said!

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
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  1. へえー、this the first time I've heard of this festival. 興味深い!∠(°ω°)/
    And lol @ your father not being able to eat soy-beans to the number of his age every time( ̄▽ ̄)wwwww

    1. でしょ?ww日本にはまだ面白い文化がいっぱいあるよ~><w

      loool Japan has many interesting culture and custom><!!
      I'll tell u otherthings nexttimeXD

    2. 了解しました!楽しもうるぅぞ~!←新しい単語作った、えへへぇヽ(;▽;)ノ(「TANOSHI MORE ZOー」、なんてねw

  2. Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!!!!! ^_^
    interesting Topic! =D Keep up the Good Work! ^^ I love your Blog!

    1. sorry I'm late to reply;

      I'll try that>< may be 3th March I'll write about traditional girls festival!! keep check my blog^^

      thanx for ur comment!I'm realllly happy!

  3. That's so cool!
    And wooow @u@ that meal sure looks biiig! Haha!
    Keep up the good work! :D

    1. sorry I'm late to reply;

      YesXD It's tooooo big!!I can't eat! If try it my mouth will be broken looool

      thnx for ur comment>< I'm really happpppy! come again and write commentXP It'll definitely fun for me!