February 03, 2008

Setsubun and Mame-maki

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Today was setsubun. Some people put a dried fish and a sprig of holly near their entrance. The smell of the fish and the possibility of being poked by the holly will keep bad spirits or bad luck away from the entrance. People throw roasted soybeans out the entrance to get rid of bad spirits and then throw beans inside the entrance for good luck to come inside. Read about setsubun and mame-maki on Kids Web Japan by clicking on the link below. Also read last year's entry.

Kids Web Japan--Setsubun & Mame-maki

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