Sunday, February 2, 2014

Just adding a little for the previous post;

I think my quote from Wikipedia about "Setubun" Bean-Throwing Festival" caused a bit of confusion. I thought I needed to clarify that to my friends.

Our Japanese New Year is January 1st NOW.  "In association with the lunar, Setubun is previously thought New Years Eve.  So, throwing beans is a kind of ritual to cleanse away all the evil of the former year and drive away disease-bringing evil spirits for the year to come."  Personally, until checking with pc I didn't know about this original meaning and was taking the day as  "just cerebrating coming spring".  I presume not many Japanese either p;)   
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