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I’m Masayo, Tokyo Guided Tour planner.

I introduce where to explore with family members in Tokyo.

Today‘s target is…..Setsubun!

 

What’s 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

 

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More info about Senso-ji temple

【Asakusa Senso-ji Temple】What’s interesting history?

10:00 am

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.

 

2.Zojoji Temple

 

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Review

 

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.

 

 3.Shibamata Teishakuten

 

Website

Review

More info about Shibamata

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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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