Every spring, Japan celebrates a day called Setsubun, or better known as Risshun, the bean-throwing festival

SetsubunThis year Risshun is celebrated on the 3rd of February. It is traditionally a day that marks the beginning of spring. When celebrated at home, roasted beans are thrown out the door cleansing away any demons from the former year.

While throwing the beans it’s appropriate to chant :

“Demons out, luck in!’