Setsubun at Hakone shrine

By TERRY - Last updated: 木曜日, 2月 27, 2014 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

“Setsubun”, an equinox falls on February 3rd and it is customary to throw soybeans to dispel evil at Setsubun festivals on the day as other writers and I  have referred to in this site. But what happpens at the Setsubun festival hosted by Hakone Shrine in the popular hot spring resort in Kanagawa is slghtly different.  After “ordinary” processesof festival have finished, Oni or Japanese style evil (people who the parts) run away on a boat on the Lake Ashi near the facility and priests and other good people chase them to throw beans, This year that festival on the lake was very popular and a lot of people visited there.

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