Wed, Feb
03

Setsubun Mamemaki (Bean throwing) Festival

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Free

Mamemaki (soya bean throwing) is a ceremony held as part of the setsubun celebration (the end of winter and the start of spring) in order to ward off disasters and accidents, ensure good health and to bring good fortune.

Zojoji Temple, famed for its association with the long line of Tokugawa shoguns and for its proximity to Tokyo Tower, will have a bean flinging ceremony with men and women born in the same year as the current year of the Chinese zodiac (ie. the monkey) kitted out in samurai garb.

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