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Setsubun (3rd of February), the annual festival takes place on the day before Risshun that the first day of Spring on the Chainese calendar.
The roasted soybeans are scattered in and around the house to drive out sickness and misfortune, represented by a demon.
This custom is call mame-maki in Japanese.
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