Setsubun -Throwing soybeans festival

Inashiki in February

Have you ever heard of “Setsubun”?

Setsubun is one of our traditional festivals and held on the 3rd of February every year.
We throw beans at demons or goblins called “Oni” in Japanese while chanting


“Demons out! Fortune in!” “鬼は外! 福は内!”

You can see the festival anywhere at shrines or temples in Japan on “Setsubun” day, this year I helped Edosaki-area in Inashiki-city.

We prepared for throwing beans, snacks and rice cakes with lucky tickets.
Kids throw snacks and rice cakes. Some of them are with lucky tickets. If you get it you can replace them with some special prize.

pink rice cakes
white rice cakes
soybeans for throwing
rice cakes and snacks for throwing

Around 5 PM, it started.


Kids threw snacks and rice cakes from a high place and other people were waiting and trying to catch them.

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People had soybeans in a paper cup and visited around shrines and temples.

Local map for visiting around temples, shrines, and shops.
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Anyone can join this event!

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