This event is a traditional ceremony to dispel demons on 3rd or 4th of
On Setubun, my family members scatter
beans inside and outside house to drive demons out. This performance is
called Mamemaki and means to ward off
evil and to call in good luck.
After Mamemaki, it was costomary for us
to eat the same number of beans as our age to pray each health and happiness
when my childrenr were very young . Now it is hard to eat beans as our
for girls on the 3rd of March )
Literally doll's festival is also called Momo
no Sekku which means peach's festival.
At the beginning of March we celebrate girl's festival.
Wishing girls good luck, we decorate the peach blossom and dolls.
Around this season we feel spring is coming close by us.
These Ohinasama were
presented me by my parents when I was born. During the World War‡U, they
were evacuated from the citytown to the countryside. During the time I
lived in Boston, my parents looked after them carefully, as a result these
dolls keep a good condition still now.
Indoor, outdoor Plants
Spring has come everywhere and Some plants
wintered over and made their comeback.