Feb 10, 2011


Intermezzo in Nihongo class on last friday...
Sensei gave two pack of beans, cocholate, 'oni' & 'fuku' mask. And explained to us about setsubun, I just have small note about it.

Setsubun (3 February)
Observed as the day when winter ends and spring begins.
In this day everyone is supposed to eat as many beans as they are years old.

These beans are tossed throughout the house, repeating the chant 'oni wa soto' (devil be banished), 'fuku wa uchi' (happiness remain).

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