Setsubun Omizukumi at Yakushidou, Dojima, Osaka City
3rd February, 2017 | at Yakushidou, Dojima, Osaka City
At the Yakushido, a Goma-kugenshu ceremony is performed with a traditional Goma-daki ritual in which people toss goma-gi, or prayer sticks, into the fire. In the shops and restaurants in the Kita-Shinchi area, customers and shop staff throw good-fortune beans at the demons to expel them. In some clubs, bar staff and hostesses dress in outrageous Obake costumes to add to the festive mood in the town.
- Event Schedule / Omizukumi: 15:00 - 21:00 / Goma-daki: from 18:00 Parade with dragon dance and masqueraders: from 18:40 (tentative)
* What is Setsubun ?
"Setsubun" is used to mark the end of winter and summer, and is derived from the old lunar calendar. However, "setsubun" has now come to mean the day before the first day of spring only. It usually occurs around February 3rd. On this day, in a custom called mame-maki, people throw and scatter roasted soy beans inside and outside their houses while saying, "Get goblinsout of the house! Invite happiness into the home!" official website ›› http://www.osaka-info.jp/en/