Posted by: kitkat | February 3, 2006

Today the Japanese have a bean throwing festival!

Today in temples all over Japan, certain people throw beans in order to drive away bad spirits and ask for good luck in the new year. THEN (this is where it gets really fun) you get to eat one bean for each year you are old. So, since I am 152 years old (give or take some years) I get to eat 152 beans today! Hmm. You might want to avoid the library today.

Link: http://www.topics-mag.com/internatl/holidays/japan/setsubun-bean-throwing.htm

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