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Throwing beans for expelling out devil and taking in good fortune

Setsubun Festival

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Venue: Yoshida Shrine
February 2nd - February 4th, every year
Setsubun Festivalv
Setsubun means the turning point of the season. In other words, setsubun is the last day of winter and first day of spring. People visit temples or shrines to pray for this year's health and safety and throw beans to get rid of devil. Beans have a meaning of peace, that is why beans are used for setsubun events. Setsubun events will be held at Yoshida Shrine from February 2nd to 4th. It has been continued since the 14th century and became the big festival that several hundreds or thousand people...more are coming from all over Japan. Good fortune beans, amulet and woody holy stick are served to people who visit to Yoshida shrine during that time.

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Setsubun festival is popular event in Japan. Demon wearing a mask is scaring us, it is really exciting and powerful. You may be enjoy just looking it, even though you don't know setsubun event.
Ekijin means the god who brings disasters. This is the event for quelling Ekijin without the outbreak of his rebellion. It's necessary to face to the outside the gate in order to expel out Elijin.
Tuina-ceremony will be held at the main hall on 6pm, February 2th. Usually it is called "oniyarai" and one of the rare event because it has not changed the method since a long time ago. Hososhi (demon who bring us happiness) are walking the stage and finally pray happiness and safety life to people who visit to shrine with bow.
Let's join !
Yaku-duka, mould with a sacred straw rope, is appeared during the setsubun festival. Worshipers pay the beans wrapped in paper on the shrine and tough the Yaku-duka to pray this year's happiness. The paper wrapping beans has their name and age.
Appearance Photo Yoshida shrine
Setsubun Festival
Phone +81 75-771-3788
Address 30, Yoshida Kaguraokacho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 606-8311
Directions 20-minute walk from Keihan Line Demachiyanagi Stn.(Exit 2)
5-minute walk from city bus Kyodai-seimonmae stop getting off.
Event time 2/2
8am Setsubun zenjitsu festival (Pre-event for setsubun festival)
9am Ekijin festival
6pm Tsuina-ceremony

8am Setsubun festival
11pm Karo festival

9am Setsubun gozitsu festival ( After event for setsubun festival)
1pm Fukumame chusenkai (rotary event for fukumame)
Cancellations No
Fee Free
Credit cards No
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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You can enjoy it just looking
Information Japanese only
Languages spoken Japanese only
Setsubun Festival +81 75-771-3788 Free 2/3

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