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Setsubun marks the end of winter. While the following day saw the shift to spring, surviving the cold season was by no means easy in the old days. The role of Setsubun was to banish this evil cold, and to invite the gods of spring in.
[ Event ]
Setsubun (The Bean-Throwing Festival)
Early February, the day before spring
[ Ingredients ]
Been, Sardine, Eho-Maki (Sushi roll)
[ Wishing plate ]
Beans, "mame", express the prayer for the defeat of evil, "mametsu", for the safety of the household and protection from fire.
Setsubun Demon Exorcism
Comprehensive Human Academy/Ayaka Arakawa
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