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200801_4_setsubun_ph01Setsubun is the Japanese custom that we wish our good health by scattering soy beans to drive evil things away at the point of spring coming.  Now it is February 3rd.  Depends on a family, a father plays a demon and other member of family throw the soy beans toward the demon.  I think this is very fun event for kids.  I still remember that when I encountered many of demons at my nursery school, I cried a lot.  The demon was actually a teacher…  In addition to scattering soy beans, we eat soy beans which amount of our ages.  If you are 21 years old, you will 21 of soy beans to wish to live a health life next year.