Monthly Archives: February 2015

Spring in February

In Setsubun, Japanese throw roasted beans around with loud shouts and chants of “Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!”

For many centuries, Japanese have celebrated the end of winter on February 3rd by the festival of Setsubun, followed by Risshun on February 4th, which marks the beginning of spring.

Setsubun and Risshun are significant days in the the Japanese … Read the rest

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