Setsubun: Japan’s Bean-Throwing Festival Is Today!

Many Japanese people have grown up with the custom of setsubun – a festival where roasted soybeans or mamemaki are thrown at taunting ‘oni’ (ogre), or more precisely, family members wearing oni masks. That festival is today! Let’s find out what it is! What is Setsubun Setsubun represents the end of winter, according to the … Continue reading Setsubun: Japan’s Bean-Throwing Festival Is Today!