Oni ha soto, fuku ha uchi! (demons out, good fortune in!)

Mamemaki (bean scattering) is one of the rituals performed at temples and shrines on Setsubun. People jostle around to attempt to grab these beans to receive good fortune.

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Picture: 2010-02-17 by Hir゚, on Flickr

A good excuse to throw beans at your Dad! Oni ha soto, fuku ha uchi! (demons out, good fortune in!)

Mamemaki (bean scattering) is one of the rituals performed at temples and shrines on Setsubun. People jostle around to attempt to grab these beans to receive good fortune. People also throw beans out of their front doors, shouting “”oni ha soto, fuku ha uchi” which means “demons out, good fortune in!” Sometimes the father of the household will wear a demon mask and the children will chase him and throw beans at him.

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geisha-licious:

maiko Ryouka throwing lucky beans at Setsubun