Japanese famous traditional event, food, Setsubun.

Hi, I’m Fumi.
I tell you traditional events in February, Japan!

Japanese have many traditional events, every month.
I tell you the famous events in February.

Do you know “Setsubun”? This means division of seasons.
It has come the day before the first day of spring.
On this day, Japanese throw and eat roasted soy beans.

Japanese Shrine Festival

At shrine, famous people and people who work for the region are invited at shrine, and throw roasted soy beans to audience from the grounds.

In Tokyo, you’ll Sumo wrestlers, famous people-actor, actress, singers and athlete. Why we throw beans?

Throwing beans remove evil!
While we throw beans, we say” go away demons, come in happiness!”.

How to spend on the day, setsubun?

evils, oni in Japan

And also, we throw roasted soy beans at home.
We open all doors and windows and throw beans outside.

When we finish throwing beans, we close doors and windows quickly.
After throwing beans, we eat them for each year of our age, and pray for happiness.

By the way, I’m 37 years old now, but I don’t eat 37 roasted soy beans.
Because I want to keep health, I don’t have a stomachache!!

While you visit Japan the day before “setsubun”, you can get roasted soy beans every stores and convenience stores.

Try to eat it and pray your happiness on that year! Enjoy having Japanese traditional events in Japan.

Information about Bishamonten Zenkokuji in Kagurazaka, Tokyo

I tell you how to get to Bishamonten Zenkokuji in Kagurazaka, Tokyo.

Adress 5-36, Kagurazaka Shinjyukuku, Tokyo-to
Business Time 9:00 am to 17:00 pm, open 365 days per year
Access JR Iidabashi Station (7 mins on foot from west exit)
Iidabashi Station (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line, Nanboku Line, 5 mins on foot from B3 Exit)
Kagurazaka Station (Toko Metro Touzai Line, 6 mins on foot from A1 Exit)
Ushigomekagurazaka Station (Toei subway, Ooedo Line, 6 mins on foot from A3 Exit)
Nearest Station JR Iidabashi Station, Kagurazaka Station, Ushigomekagurazaka Station
Languages Japanese
Telephone number 03-3269-0641
Bishamonten Zenkokuji, Web site https://www.kagurazaka-bishamonten.com/

If you want to know more about Bishamonten Zenkokuji, you can check the official site.
【The official site, Bishamonten Zenkokuji 】