Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Setsubun No Hi - Bean Throwing Ceremony in Japan

On February the 3rd there is a ceremony called Bean Throwing Ceremony. We do this at the beginning of spring and the Lunar New Year.

People prepare with bought dry soya beans ("Daizo") and masks. The masks have to be hand-made. We sometimes use a baseball bat.

This ceremony starts at 8pm and in people's houses. When people throw beans we say "Oni wa soto, Huku wa uti!" and we beat the evil spirit up.

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