Setsubun at Chichibu Shrine

Informasi Wisata

Setsubun is the festival held in February 3 all over in Japan. Chichibu Shrine has very unique Setsubun (秩父神社の節分). Many, Oni the evils, will be targets for throwing beans. There are lottery tickets inside of the beans packages. It is known as the throwing beans festival. There is Kagura Play at the stage, as well.

Visitor Info.
Parking is available.
Time and Date: 2/3 From 10:00 to 15:00
Every once an hour.

0. at Omiya St.
1. use JR Saikyo Line to Kawagoe St. (18 min.)
2. use JR Kawagoe Line to Higashihano St. (37 min.)
3. use Seibu Ikebukuro Line to Seibuchichibu St. (58 min.)
4. walk west (5 min.)

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Detailed Travel Guide

Setsubun at Chichibu Shrine
At Setsubun, you throw soybeans to celebrate the arrival of spring. The magic spell is "Oni wa soto, Fuku wa uchi (鬼は外、福は内)" which literally means "Devils out, Luck in." It held on February 3 at Shrines and temples.

This is called "Mamemaki (豆まき)"

For the family events, one of person wear "Oni men" which is the devil mask to be Oni. Lest of family throw Oni soybeans with "Oni wa soto."

When there is no Oni, you throw soybeans outside of your house from the gate with "Oni wa soto (devils out)", then throw them inside of the house with "Fuku wa uchi (Lucks in)."

After throwing Mamemaki, you eat a specific number of soybeans, which is your age + one.