by / on February 4, 2011 at 10:24 PM / in Kamigyō-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Setsubun, Temples-Shrines

Setsubun in Kitano Tenman-gu, Kyoto, Japan.

Today, February the 3rd, was the day of the Setsubun Festival which we visited at Kitano tenman-gu. Setsubun literally means ‘seasonal division’, and it celebrates the passage from winter into spring. The most famous custom of Setsubun is the Mame-maki, or Bean Throwing, where people throw dried beans at people dressed in oni masks or out the door to purify […]

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