You’ll Bean Your Eye Out

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Setsubun is the bean-throwing festival signaling the beginning of Spring, which will occur this Sunday, February 3rd. [Eat your heart out, Denverites.]

Can you imagine such an event in the US?

The symbology is that the beans are casting out the evil spirits.

I hope to have pictures next week.

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4 Responses to You’ll Bean Your Eye Out

  1. what? they throw beans in the air? what if somebody gets hit in an eye (my health and safety head thinking here….) 😉

  2. Julie says:

    This is one of the best parts about living abroad, isn’t it? Seeing & being part of all these different celebrations. Often times, it’s things I could have never imagined happening in the U.S. Take lots of pictures; this seems like a such a unique festival!

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