Setsubun 節分

Setsubun is celebrated throughout Japan near the start of the lunar year, this is around the first week of February. The most common custom for Setsubun in Japan is mame maki, throwing beans to ‘chase’ away evil spirits, or oni ( Japanese Demon), and start the new learn year with good luck. While throwing the beans they yell, “Oni wa soto, fuku wa uchi!” (Get out Demon, come in good fortune!). At temples and shrines there are big crowds that gather and do the mame maki as well.
To find out more about Setsubun enjoy the video below.