Setsubun is a traditional event held every 3rd of February, the day of turning of the season from winter to spring in accordance with the Japanese lunar calendar.
Bean Throwing Festival (Mame-maki) on Setsubun Day
On the day of Setsubun, people throw parched soybeans inside and outside of the house to drive out demons bad luck and to welcome in good luck, and this custom is called Mamemaki.
3rd of February
Location: Some temples and shrinesaccross Japan
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Setsubun Festivals in Tokyo
Sensoji Temple, Asakusa
Zojoji Temple, Shiba 〈Near Tokyo Tower〉
Toyokawa Inari Shrine, Akasaka
5-min walk from Akasakamitsuke Subway Station (Exit B) on Tokyo Metro Ginza-sen or Marunouchi-sen
Ikegami Honmonji Temple (Ikegami, Ota-ku word)
- 10-min walk from Ikegami Station on the Tokyu Ikegami-sen Line
- 12-min walk from Nishi-magome Station on the Toei Asakusa-sen Line
- From JR Omori Station on the Keihin Tohoku-sen Line, take a bus bound for Ikegami Station 〈20-min ride〉. and get off at the bus stop "Honmonji-mae". A 5-min walk from the bus stop.
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Yoyogi Hachiman-gu Shrine (Near Yoyogi Park)
Begins at 3:30PM
5-min walk from Yoyogikoen Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Subway Line