Setsubun Tsuinashiki at Zojoji Temple

Seasons & Holidays, Traditional Events

This popular Setsubun event is held at Zojoji Temple, overlooked by the beloved landmark Tokyo Tower. To mark the change of seasons and bring in good luck and fortune for the coming year, the traditional procession and mamemaki bean-throwing ceremony wards off evil spirits and bad luck. Those born in the current Chinese zodiac year (year of the rat), including celebrities and members of the public who applied to take part, dress up in traditional garb and throw soybeans out to the crowds below. You can also purchase the lucky beans to take home for your own personal mamemaki ritual.

Image: mutaso via Flickr under CC

Event Details

  • Date:

    Feb. 03, 2020 - Feb. 03, 2020

  • Time:

    12:00 -

  • Price:


  • More Info:

    Event Website

  • Location:

    Zōjōji Temple
    4-7-35 Shibakoen, Minato-ku



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