|Small packages of soybeans for Setsubun. Beans in blue package is seasoned.|
My oldest, K-kun (-kun is for boys, -chan is for girls) probably had the most fun throwing soy beans. We then ate the beans one for each year of our lives plus one for good luck. My husband lived in Japan for 2 years, but he never got to experience some of the holidays. He thought I was crazy letting kids throw beans and make a mess. Well, kids had fun and they all volunteered to help cleaning up after!
Check out How We Celebrated Setsubun by Hiragana mama as well! She has some cute pictures of how Oni masks look like and the food to eat for this occasion.
Next time I will write about another celebration---Chinese New Year.