Setsubun is the day before the beginning of spring in Japan.
During this festival it is a custom to throw beans (Mamemaki) and therefore it is also called the Bean-Throwing Festival.
Throwing those fortune beans invites luck and drives out all the bad things.
In Fukuoka, we celebrate Setsubun at Tochoji Temple in Hakata on the third of February.
Our school also takes part in the festivities and some students scatter beans from a stage dressed up as either a demon or as one of the seven gods of fortune.
Join us and collect your good luck!