This traditional event called as ‘Mamemaki‘ was took place at the shrine nearby. I’ve never been there before. It’s the first time for me to take part in Mamemaki at shrine. ( I always have my Mamemaki at my home with family.)
These people are going to throw small packs of soy-beans at you. If you can catch it, you would be happy through this year. You can read more detail about mamemaki here. ☆☆http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Setsubun
I don’t want you disappointed but I was… Actually, these people are city councilors!! I’ll give One con!
I was disgusting when they were pretending to throw packs at kids but actually they passed them to kids’ hands, or put them into their rucksack! They are such a sport spoil! They gave us big smiles but is it only me to think it’s artificial?
Anyway, they threw packs over and over. People were so excited, but it’s too much. It’s aggressive!! So, Two cons!
It’s smocky as you watch in the pics becuase of sandy dust they made. So Three cons!!!
I don’t know why these political men were there in the religious event. I want you to ask if it’s common in Japan?? cuz it was the first time for me.
Hmm, it’s not good, unfortunately. I will have next mamemaki at home with my family!
Anyway, the beans were so good. I love roasted-soybeans! They have another tradition. You would be healthy through the year if you had beans as same number as your age. THAT MEANS I have to eat 40 something! it could make me sick?