Setsubun

Prepare For Your Visit To Tokyo and Read About these 4 Weather Changes in the City

It is common for tourists to put Tokyo at the top of their destination list when visiting Japan. Tokyo is considered to be one of the world’s greatest cities to visit in terms of restaurants, fashion stores, fish markets, electronics, public parks, and interesting gadgets! However, there are many things you need to consider before…

Ward Off Evil This 2017 With These 7 Unique Sushi Rolls From Japan!

In Japan, it is believed that when seasons change, people are more prone to be affected by the evil forces i.e. devils, so there is a need to ward off evil on the day before the beginning of the new season. As such, Setsubun (節分), which means the last day before spring, is an occasion…

Wagashi Calendar: Yakuyoke Manju in February

February, being in the midst of winter, is typically a cold month when people are decked out in thick coats wherever they venture outdoors. Kisaragi (如月), the name for this month in the kyuureki, reflects this fact as it is a homonym of the term 衣更着 which means to put on additional clothes in this…

Eat Your Good Luck with Eho Maki – Fortune Sushi Rolls!

Setsubun is almost upon us, the time when we usher in a new season – Spring! We call this Rishhun. But, don’t let the calendar fool you. It is still as cold as the top of Mount Fuji over here! Calendars lie, people! However, one of the most important traditions of this fine holiday involves…

Setsubun: Throw Beans and Drive the Demons Away!

According to the Japanese Lunar Calendar, ‘Setsubun’ (literally ‘seasonal division’ in English) is the day before the arrival of spring. It is celebrated on February 3rd usually as a part of the Spring Festival (Haru Matsuri) across Japan at all shrines and temples. It can be called Japanese New Year too. Celebrations take place with…

Be Mystified by the Glowing Lanterns at the Setsubun Mantoro Festival!

A burning lamp or lantern has a special meaning in Japan. The light helps people overcome the darkness of ignorance. One festival in Nara has more than 3,000 lanterns being lit every year. This is known as “Setsubun Mantoro.” At this time, many celebrations are done all over Japanese shrines. flickr.com/ The Background goldenjipangu.com/ February…

The10 Annual Celebrated Events in Japan

Whether you want maximize your travel experience or you just want to stock some knowledge in the pocket of your head, it is good to know the annual events of a country we want to visit. Annual events in Japan is called Nenchuu Gyooji 年中行事. Below is a list of holidays and events celebrated all…

Demons out, Luck in! or Japanese Setsubun

SETSUBUN setubun2015.blog.so-net.ne.jp/ Yhere is a day before the beginning of spring, which is known as “Setsubun” in Japan. The word “Setsubun” consists of two words, “Setsu”, which means season and “bun”, which means division. “Setsubun” means seasonal division. Unfortunately, this day is not a national holiday in Japan. MAMEMAKI 1.bp.blogspot.com/ “Setsubun” is celebrated annually on…