Tag Archives: Setsubun

February 24

Full of Beans! – Setsubun in Kanazawa

“Demons out! Luck in!” That’s what people across Japan were chanting on February 3 as they hurled roasted soybeans all over the place to celebrate Setsubun (節分).  Setsubun is the first day of spring according to the old lunar calendar in Japan and on it’s the day to make a fresh start and banish any […]

February 23

Setsubun (節分)

This year’s adventures kicked off on what’s officially known as the last night of winter according to the Japanese lunar calendar.  Setsubun, February 3 this year, celebrates the coming of spring. On this night, people throw roasted soybeans around their houses to drive away evil spirits and ward off bad luck for the coming year.  […]