On the night of Setsubun, in order to drive away evil spirits and seeds of misfortune, as well as to pray for the family's happiness, many Japanese do bean-throwing ceremony at home. They throw roasted soybeans all about the room, shouting “Oni wa soto!Fuku wa uchi! Meaning “Out with the goblins and in with fortune!” Last year Annie was living and she was so happy to eat soybeans on that day.
Today I found many things about Setsubun at the shops. such as roasted soybeans and sardines. On the day tomorrow supermarkets will widen the sushi roll section and make money. I'll post a shot of sushi rolls tomorrow.
P.S.I thought I got better.....to my surprise and sorrow, I felt strong itch from midnight. I don't want to show my current miserable body. This morning I went to see the clinic and knew probably it came from some drag. I was put on a drip and got medicine for allergy. Too bad after a short relief. Now I'm still itching intensely, even my ear being red.
Setsubun of tomorrow is the time for me to drive away bad things away from my body! I should shout "Oni wa soto!(Bad things Out!!!)"
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