"Oni wa soto, Fuku wa uchi" or "Devil out, happiness in"
Wise words indeed and as we head into February perhaps they are words we should all consider? In an occasional series Sketches is going to highlight some traditional festivals that may interest you from here in the UK and abroad. Starting with this wonderful Japanese festival. Setsubun is a festival that's celebrated on February 3rd or 4th. Although it may look a little sinister it's actually a rather nice as it welcomes in the coming Spring.
|Setsubun paper art from the Japanese School in Ealing (London)|
Good health to you all. Happy Setsubun!