Nagoya-City Osu Kannon Temple Setsubun Festival
Date : 02/03/2019
A ritual to mark the turning point between seasons by throwing beans to drive away demons
Setsubun means the turning point between seasons, and often indicates the day before "Risshun" (the start of spring) in particular. Setsubun is always accompanied by a ritual of throwing beans to drive away (or cleanse) demons. From 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on February 3, visitors to Osu Kannon Temple get the chance to take part in "mame maki," or bean throwing, performed in special stands set up within the grounds.