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Setsubun (Bean Throwing Festival)

Event Type
Other
Sponsor
Japan House
Location
2000 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802
Date
Feb 3, 2013   1:00 - 3:00 pm  
Cost
free
Contact
Nancy Probst
E-Mail
probst@illinois.edu
Phone
217-244-9934
Views
755
Originating Calendar
Japan House events

Please come and enjoy our Bean Throwing Celebration! Roasted soybeans (called "fortune beans" are thrown either out the door or at a member of the family wearing an Oni (demon or ogre) mask, while the people say "Demons out! Luck in!" and slam the door.The beans are thought to symbolically purify the home by driving away the evil spirits that bring misfortune and bad health with them. This is usually done the first day before spring.

There will be children's activities and snacks!

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