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Nagoya-City Osu Kannon Temple Setsubun Festival

Date : 02/03/2018


  • Osu Kannon Temple Setsubun Festival
  • Osu Kannon Temple Setsubun Festival
  • Osu Kannon Temple Setsubun Festival
  • Osu Kannon Temple Setsubun Festival
  • Osu Kannon Temple Setsubun Festival

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.

Osu Kannon Temple Setsubun Festival

At Setsubun, it is customary to throw beans together with shouts of "Oni wa soto, fuku wa uchi" ("Demons out, happiness in"). A demon mask has been handed down as a temple treasure at Osu Kannon Temple however, so "Oni wa soto" is taboo and you only say, "Fuku wa uchi." At the same time, there is a lively Setsubun parade involving treasure ships bearing the God of Happiness, the Seven Gods of Good Luck and so on, all accompanied by troupes of musicians and the like.

Osu Kannon Temple Setsubun Festival

Osu Kannon Temple Setsubun Festival

EVENT OVERVIEW

Date : Annually on February 3
Starts around 10:00 AM
February 3rd (Saturday), 2018
Holding time : February 3, 2018, starts at 10:00 AM and ends at 6:00 PM
Location : 〒460-0011
2-21-47, Osu, Naka-ward, Nagoya-city, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Varies according to type.
Phone number : 052-231-6525

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    Alight at Osu Kannon Station on the subway Tsurumai Line.

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