Risshun : the first day of Spring

Setsubun Mame-maki/Fortune bean-throwing ceremony at Kitano shrine on Feb. 3rd 2011,wishing happiness & good health for the coming new spring!

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Fuku-mame: the pack of fortune soy beans  →


People are trying to catch fortune soy beans!  ←

Beautiful Maiko-san & Geiko-san are throwing soy beans!

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Setsubun

This winter we've had more snow! After Feb. 3rd it is the spring by the Japanese lunar calendar, though!

Kisaragi : Classic, Classic!

Camellia in the antique Tamba suribachi

on the right: old cocktail glass
on the left: Inside inka, outside black glazed tea bowl by Shigeru Hirayama

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Winter classic: hibachi & tetsubin

Bunraku : classic puppet theatre
A UNESCO World Intangible Heritage (proclaimed in 2003)

The puppets (and the puppeteers, who we can see on the stage, but their heads and bodies are covered with black costumes) perform the dramas with the narrators(singers) and shamisen(Japanese three-stringed instrument) players.

If you like, please visit
Osaka or Tokyo National Bunraku Theatre!


Bunraku senbei: Japanese style cookies



Bunraku senbei is on sale at the stall in the theater.
The heros' & heroines' face is on it!