Setsubun is traditionally held on the 3rd of february and is indicating a change of seasons, it is the start ofthe traditional festivals at the beginning of spring. It is usually used to symbolically drive of japanese demons (Oni). There are many different rituals which differ from region to region. There are also many other rituals that people perform on this day like Mamemaki (豆まき) or Ehomaki (恵方巻) which you can also do at home or at university ;), in case you are working on that day. We also did the Ehomaki after the festival. For this you have to eat a rice roll (maki) while facing the roll to the compass direction of luck for the current year, which is determined by the
After all the gifts were thrown people started leaving very quickly and the platform was dismantled. In this time we took some time to do the Ehomaki I told you about before. I will close todays post with one of my favorite pictures from that day, which could have been taken directly out of a zombie film! I hope you enjoyed the report as much as I enjoyed the festival, so until next time … またね !