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Bean and Sardine Dishes

February

  • Event

    Setsubun (The Bean-Throwing Festival)
    Early February, the day before spring

  • Ingredients

    Been, Sardine, Eho-Maki (Sushi roll)

  • Wishing plate

    Beans, "mame", express the prayer for
    the defeat of evil, "mametsu", for the safety of
    the household and protection from fire.

Setsubun Demon Exorcism

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Setsubun marks the end of winter. While the following day saw the shift to spring, surviving the cold season was by no means easy in the old days. The role of Setsubun was to banish this evil cold, and to invite the gods of spring in.

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総合学園ヒューマンアカデミー那覇校/新川純加
Comprehensive Human Academy/Ayaka Arakawa