· By YamamotoChika
What is Setsubun? Traditional Bean-Throwing Event in February
Setsubun is the event held to pray for our happy and healthy life. It is held on Feb 3th or 4th. On that day, we throw away beans with saying "Devils out! Happiness in! This is called "Mame-maki" (Mame means beans, maki means throwing away. And people eat beans as numbers as their age. Also we eat "Ehoumaki" that is thick sushi roll. It is regarded as good thing to eat Ehoumaki in Setsubun. When we eat it, we must face the year's lucky direction without speaking. Some people decorate their house entrances with sardine heads and holly branches. They want to protect their houses from the oni.