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13.2.12

Out with the evil, in with the luck.


The Oni (el malo)

The beans (las judías)



The tradition (en Japón)


おに は そと 
ふく は うち

On 3rd February, Japanese celebrate the entrance of the Spring in the country. To welcome the luck and kick all the bad spirits out, a ceremony takes place in every single household. One is appointed to play the Oni which is the evil spirit, while the other throw beans to him, as a sign of fight and final victory. Without kids to use as excuse, we just did it for fun and well, as a way to keep luck around.

El 3 de Febrero, se celebra en Japón la entrada de la Primavera. Para ahuyentar la mala suerte, es tradición que uno se ponga una careta y haga de Oni (espíritu maléfico) mientras los demás le lanzan judías, para ahuyentarlo de la casa. No hay niños aquí, pero esa no es razón para no adoptar las tradiciones locales. Allá donde fueres…
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