Setsubun Party at Sensoji
Join in at one of the most highly attended Setsubun bean-throwing ceremonies in Tokyo. To mark the first signs of early spring, over 100,000 people are estimated to attend the annual traditions at Asakusa’s Sensoji Temple. To keep out the ogres and demons, and to welcome in good fortune and health, dried soy beans are thrown out to the crowds in a mamemaki bean-throwing ceremony. The typical chant is “Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!” which translates to “Demons be gone! Fortune come in!” Sensoji’s festivities also include the special dance of the Seven Lucky Gods. If you can handle the crowds, this is one not to miss!