Feb. 06, 2023 UPDATE
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Setsubun event, to rebel bad spirits with Kyogen
Mibu temple’s setsubun festival has been established by Emperor Shirakawa and it has been continued for 900 years. Setsubun festival is a 3 days event from February 2nd to 4th. During that period, both men and women of all ages are coming to Mibu temple where is located at south & west area of Kyoto from all over Japan. Setsubun festivals will be held in many other places as well, but among that, mibu temple’s setsubun festival has the meaning of praying our health and to rebel bad spirits. ▼Click here for Writer's Blog http://sharing-kyoto.com/Blog/b_Mibu-kyogen-setsubun-festival/
Kyogen is Japanese traditional entertainment. Mibu kyogen which will be held on February 2th and 3th only. 8 times kyogens are held from 1pm to 9 pm continually for 2 days at the Kyogen-hall where is located at the north of the precinct. The humor combination of the kyogen and throwing beans is the highest events that we have to check!
The praying to rebel bad spirits (kito) is held at the main hall all day. 2 kinds of praying which has different ways are there. And rare amulets in the shape of dharma or jizo are sold during the setsubun festival period. Dharma or jizo amulets will protect you from the calamity and difficulties.
Zenzai which is traditional Japanese sweet are served for 1000 people for free on a first come first serve base. Rice cakes which are dedicated at front of the main hall are cooked.