February 2nd marked this year’s ‘setsubun’.
Some people who are familiar with setsubun may have gotten a bit confused when hearing that it was on the 2nd this year.
Setsubun is the day before the beginning of spring. For most years, setsubun is on February 3rd. However the day for the beginning of spring is not fixed to February 4th, sometimes it may actually change.
Before this year, the last time setsubun fell on February 2nd was some 124 years ago in 1897 (Meiji era, year 30).
Here at Tokyo Cocoro, everyone has been studying setsubun and were overflowing with curiosity as it was their first time celebrating it.
Finally, we received fukumame beans and ‘Ehomaki’ (a large sushi roll especially for setsubun) to leave us fully satisfied.
Did you all eat Ehomaki in one go, without breaks for chatting in between?