I’m Masayo, Tokyo Guided Tour planner.
I introduce where to explore with family members in Tokyo.
Today‘s target is…..Setsubun!
Setsubun is one of Japanese annual events held on February 3rd.
Japanese people throw roasted soy beans to drive devils out and bring in good lucky.
Then people usually say “Oni wa soto, fuku wa uchi!”
After throwing roasted soy beans, they eat the same number of soy beans as their ages
because they believe they will be healthy.
Where can you enjoy Setsubun events in Tokyo?
Some temples have Setsubun Events on February 3rd.
1. Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa
More info about Senso-ji temple
Throwing soy beans by children
12:00 am and 2:00 pm
parades and throwing soy beans by Buddhist monks and men.
After the throwing soy beans, Fukujunomai (a kind of traditional dance) will be held.
12:00 am ~ 1:00 pm
It is estimated that about 3,000 people visit the temple for the event.
Some men and women wear traditional clothes and throw soy beans.
More info about Shibamata
2:00 pm/ 3:00 pm
You can see red evil and blue evil before throwing soy beans.
And if you catch thrown beans, please look for a winning ticket.
You might get something nice?!
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