Setsubun Festival at Taga Taisha on Feb.3rd.

095040006032092067February 3rd is the day of Setsubun (節分、せつぶん). Setsubun means “The day before a change in seasons” in Japanese. Mr. McCracken’s Japanese Culture and Literature class had a short field trip to Setsubun festival at Taga Taisha Shrine in nearby Taga town. With the voice of ” Oniwa-soto ! Fukuwa-uchi !” (Get out Demon-Bad spirit!  Come on in  Happiness-Good Spirit ! ), many ushers on the stage threw the blessed bean bags and rice cakes. We all received them. After the festival, there was a photo time with Oni ( bad spirit !?) costume. Hope you have a wonderful spring season !

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