Friday, January 27, 2012

Setsubun {Bean-Throwing Festival}

February 3rd is Setsubun which is a bean-throwing festival and the day before the beginning of spring in Japan. The woman who maintains our building came to our apartment to give the kids beans and Oni (demon) masks, which was very thoughtful. She speaks NO English, and all I could say in return was "Arigatou Gozaimasu” with a little bow because I know a hug and three “Hamilton pats” on the back would make her nervous!

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