fortune beans

[23]  せつぶん  |  setsubun  |  setsubun

Setsubun, celebrated yearly on February 3 as part of the Spring Festival, can be thought of as a sort of New Year’s Eve.
Setsubun comes along with a special ritual meant to cleanse away all the evil of the former year and drive away disease-bringing evil spirits for the year to come.
During this special ritual called mamemaki (literally “bean scattering”) roasted soybeans (called “fortune beans”) are thrown either out of the door or at a family member wearing an Oni (demon) mask, while people chant “Demons out! Luck in!” (Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!) and slam the door.

Tabimatsu: Wind and Thunder, the Mamemaki Battle! Story 3

Story 1 | Story 2 | Story 3 | Story 4 | Story 5

EP 003: Tatakaitakunai— / 戦いたくないー
EP 003: I Don’t Want to Fight—

(japanese traditions and contexts relevant to this event are explained in story 1 so if you find yourself confused then your answer can probably be found there)

my beni sons are so beautiful in this event

Osomatsu: Ah, Totty. Were you waiting?

Keep reading

Pressure is On: Spells & Charms for Auditions & Interviews

Stones to Carry:

  • Aura Quartz: serenity, enhanced communication
  • Blue Lace Agate: communication, clarity, confidence
  • Aquamarine: soothing, clear communication
  • Calcite: confidence, insight, and innovation
  • Green Aventurine: Confidence
  • Rose Quartz: releasing stress
  • Ruby: strength and confidence 

Herbs to add:

  • Basil: wealth, luck in job interviews
  • Bay Leaf: success & achieving goals
  • Cedar: confidence, strength, and power
  • Chamomile: stress relieving, aids in success
  • Ginger: personal confidence and success 
  • Honeysuckle: persuasiveness, confidence, and success
  • Rosemary: increased memory, clear thinking
  • Tonka Bean: good fortune, especially in interviews

Sigils to use:

Spellbook:

Tabimatsu: Wind and Thunder, the Mamemaki Battle! Story 4

Story 1 | Story 2 | Story 3 | Story 4 | Story 5

EP 004: Fuuraijin wo Tomeyou! / 風雷神を止めよう!
EP 004: Let’s Stop the Wind and Thunder Gods!

(japanese traditions and contexts relevant to this event are explained in story 1 so if you find yourself confused then your answer can probably be found there)

muscle body

Todomatsu: (huff huff) I’m exhausted from this bean battle already.

Keep reading

柿原徹也のユニゾン!(2016.2.2 OA)

Kakihara Tetsuya playing the oni for setsubun! He’ll make a lovable ogre, I don’t feel like throwing beans at him…

Extra info:
The custom of Mamemaki first appeared in the Muromachi period.It is usually performed by the toshiotoko (年男) of the household (the male who was born on the corresponding animal year on the Chinese zodiac), or else the male head of the household. Roasted soybeans (called “fortune beans” (福豆 fuku mame)) 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!” (鬼は外! 福は内! Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!) and slam the door.