Nagoya-City Narita-san Manpuku-in Temple - Setsubun Ceremony (Setsubun Tsuina Mamemaki Shiki)
Date : 02/03/2019
Since a long time ago, the Setsubun Ceremony of Narita-san Manpuki-in Temple has been the quintessential ritual which the Shintoist and Buddhist institutions of the region choose to follow. This "Mamemaki-Shiki" ritual of throwing roasted soy beans, done in order to ward off bad demons, attracts great numbers of visitors who are eager to participate in the traditional rituals of "Yaku-Yoke" (purification and warding off bad luck) and "kai-un" (boosting good fortune), while chanting "Fuku wa Uchi!" (literally, "Good fortune, come in!"). Additionally, every year a celebrity gives the graces at the event, making it a popular choice for commemorating Setsubun in Nagoya.