Nagoya-City [Events Partially Cancelled]
Narita-san Manpuku-in Temple - Setsubun Ceremony (Setsubun Tsuina Mamemaki Shiki)
Date : 02/02/2021
"Mamemaki-Shiki" cancelled in 2021
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 soybeans, 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.
*: Concerning events in 2021
In connection with the rapid increase in novel coronavirus disease patients, the "Mamemaki-Shiki" ritual has been cancelled.