Tsushima-City [Events Partially Cancelled]
Tsushima Shrine Setsubun Bean Throwing Ceremony (Tsushima Jinja Setsubun Mamemaki Shiki)
Date : 02/02/2021
Bean throwing ceremony from atop the platform cancelled in 2021
Japanese people celebrate Setsubun when winter is at its end, announcing the incoming spring. In a way, it's like the day that separates the year that had just ended from the new year that comes with the spring, and holds special significance as prayers are made supplicating for protection, safety and good health. At the famous Tsushima Shrine, guests asking for special evil-warding prayer take part in the purification prayer ceremony and then climb the platform outside in order to toss beans at the crowd of faithful people waiting for the beans to be thrown.
*: Concerning events in 2021
This year, in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the bean throwing ceremony from atop the platform has been cancelled.
Special prayers to ward off evil on February 2nd will be held with thorough infection prevention measures in place.
In addition, instead of the bean throwing ceremony from the platform, a bean throwing ceremony with a special Shinto priest and small numbers of people in front of the outer shrine is scheduled to be held on the day.
Those who plan on visiting are asked to abide by infection prevention measures. Your cooperation is requested.