Setsubun (節分) - Setsubun literally means "division of seasons." It 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 goblins out of the house! Invite happiness into the home!" Some people believe that soy beans comes from the word mame-maki which means drive away evil matter, in Kanji.


Have you been Setsubun today? I became demons and the kids were playing beans. Last year I was not at home at work and did not sprinkle beans, but I was keen to say that this year I will sprinkle beans with my children. Children seemed to have sprinkled beans at the nursery school yesterday and it was not that much of a passion. The picture of the yesterday 's bean sprinkle was uploaded to the nursery school blog quickly, but the figure that the teacher disguised as a demon was also laughing with a hammer role. I am thankful that the current nursery school planned various events.


By the way, do you know the origins of bean-maki at everyone?

We sow beans at Setsubun, but this is said to have been conveyed by Chinese customs. Beans lead to "devil (mame)" and it is meaningful to pray for disease-free breathing. Long ago, when a demon appeared in the Kurama Kurama, there was a story that threw the soybean into the eye of a demon by the Bishamonten 's announcement, there was a story that the ogre was able to be exterminated, and "to the eyes of the demon It is to throw beans and lead to "to destroy demons (devil = mame)."


Bean maki is generally considered to be a master of a family or "old man" (a person born in the year of the zodiac sign), but it seems that there are many places in some families depending on the family. Families are said to be healthy without getting sick if they eat beans as many as their own count.



However, the beans used for bean-maki must be fried beans. Because when you use raw beans buds will emerge from the beans that you forgot to pick up, it is bad luck. "Frying" also leads to "shooting", and demons and soybeans are "gold" of the Yin-Yang five-line theory ("tree" "fire" "soil" "gold" "water") "gold", this "gold" By roasting the soybean with "fire" which is said to destroy the effect, there is a meaning to contain the demons. And finally, it means that the human beings eat the beans, they have exterminated the demons. How was it? It seems like you know it and you know it. If asked by the child, if it answers like this it might become a parent's point up.