Setsubun “Bean-Throwing Festival” Hello, I’m Minami of How to Japan TV. Today, I introduce you “Setsubun” (節分 Bean-Throwing Festival) , traditional culture of Japan. Why throw Beans? Setsubun is a fun traditional holiday that is celebrated on February 3rd. It is known in English as “Bean-throwing Festival.” On the day, there is the custom of throwing roasted soybeans. So why throw beans? That’s because it’s believed that the good fortune will come to one’s home. And the evils are warded off by throwing beans. If you eat the same number of beans as your age, you will enjoy a year of good health. How to enjoy Setsubun Festival First, you […]

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Chirstmas illumination around Tokyo station Today, I introduce you Christmas iIllumination event around Tokyo station.Tokyo station is known as an entrance of Tokyo and it has the largest number of platforms in Japan. In winter, christmas events held around Tokyo station, so let’s go together! This White Christmas Tree displays in KITTE, where you can reach by a minute walk from Tokyo Station.This tree has 14.5meter tall, which is one of the biggest christmas tree in Japan. It seemed as if snow had fallen down on the tree. You can feel the frozen world, even though you are in the inside of the house. Next is Marunouchi Nakadori. The avenue […]

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