February 03, 2009

Throwing Beans

Today is setsubun. People throw roasted soybeans out the front door and then into the house. This is called mame-maki. Peanuts in shells are sold, too. We threw peanuts one year. We shelled and ate them after we threw them. Masks are sold with the soybeans or peanuts. This year no one wore a mask. Check the labels and links below for more information and more posts. This one tells what we used to do when Big Sister and Little Brother were younger.

This is Baba's entry hall after mame-maki.

Kids Web Japan-- Setsubun
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