Core Kyoto mini Setsubun: Out with the Demons and in with Fortune

Core Kyoto

5m 00s
Broadcast on August 12, 2021 Available until March 31, 2026

February 3 is the Lunar New Year's Eve and is the boundary between winter and spring. Soybeans are scattered for good fortune in the coming year, expelling the demons that represent misfortune and calamity. Yoshida Jinja shrine protects Kyoto at the "demon's gate" in the northeast with a ritual in which the "shaman" wears a four-eyed mask. Discover how Kyotoites pray for a peaceful life.

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