Out with demons!
In with fortune!
Februrary 3rd is Setsubun!
Exorcise evil spirits by eating and scattering.

This Year’s lucky direction is North-north-west
On Setsubun, turn towards the lucky direction, and without a word completely eat a fat sushi roll. Then the year will pass with prosperous business, sound health, and safety for you family, it is said.

Really actively scatter, eat, and display!!
Setsubun beans, sardines, and whale

Why scatter beans?
From ancient times it has been thought that beans have a spiritual power. Scattering beans exterminates demons and calls in good fortune. This year eat some beans and with full throttle bean power exterminate the demons!!

Why sardines on Setsubun?
It is said sardines keep demons at bay because of their reek. Don’t just display sardines, but eating them effectively you from demons from inside your body!

Why whale on Setsubun?
The customs of eating whale on setsubun comes from Yamaguchi Prefecture. There are many explinations why, but it seems likely a wish for such big, vigorous growth like a whale.

Setsubun soba
Weather the cold with osoba
What could be Setsubun soba?
The substance of soba has a meaning of a charm against evil. On Setsubun, the day before Spring starts, there is a purifying custom of eating soba to wish a long and healthy life.

鬼はそと!
福はうち!
2月3日は節分
食べて・まいて邪気祓い。

今年恵方は北北西
節分に恵方を向いて、無言で太巻きを丸かぶりして食べるとその年は商売繁盛・無病息災・家内安全で過ごせると言われています。

撒いて・食べて・飾って大活躍!!
節分豆・いわし・くじら

なぜ、豆をまくの?
昔から豆には霊力があり、撒くことで鬼を退治し、福を呼び込むと考えられていました。今年は豆を食べて豆パワー全開で鬼退治!!

なぜ、節分にいわし?
いわしはその臭いで鬼を寄せつけないといわれています。飾るだけではなく、食べて体の中からもしっかり鬼予防!

なぜ、節分にくじら?
山口県では、節分にくじらを食べる習慣があります。由来には諸説がありますが、くじらのように大きく、健やかな成長を願い行われているそうです。

節分そば
おそばで寒さを乗り切ろう
節分そばってな~に?
そばの実には魔よけの意味があり、立春の前日の節分には長寿や無病息災を願い、そばを食べ清める風習がありました。

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