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Setsubun (Bean Throwing Festival)

Date Feb 3, 2013
Time 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  
Location 2000 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802
Cost free
Sponsor Japan House
Contact Nancy Probst
Phone 217-244-9934
Event type Other
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Originating Calendar Japan House events

Please come and enjoy our Bean Throwing Celebration! Roasted soybeans (called "fortune beans" are thrown either out the door or at a member of the family wearing an Oni (demon or ogre) mask, while the people say "Demons out! Luck in!" and slam the door.The beans are thought to symbolically purify the home by driving away the evil spirits that bring misfortune and bad health with them. This is usually done the first day before spring.

There will be children's activities and snacks!

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