5 February 2017

Setsubun 2017 at Yasaka Jinja

Setsubun is the day preceding risshun that is the first day of spring according to the old Japanese calendar. On the day of Setsubun, many celebrations are held. Especially in Kyoto Kagai SL. Maiko san and Geiko san of Hanafusa okiya, dressed in their formal attire, danced sacred dances on the stage of the Yasaka Jinja shrine. After the dance, they participated in ancient auspicious custom of throwing roasted soybeans. While throwing they chanted: “In with Fortune! Out with Evil” in order to prevent evil ogres from entering the houses of tge guests and patrons of the Kyoto Kagai.
P.S. if you eat the same number of beans as your age you will have a year of good health! Itadakimasu!!

Participants: Okasan Kikuyu, Sr Maiko Kikutsuru, Sr Maiko Kikumaru, Jr Maiko Kikune, Jr Maiko Kikuyae abd our new shikomi Miharu(it was her first Setsubun, omedetou neechan!)
Photos: Jr Maiko Kikuyae

Hanafusa Okiya family togather with new member - Shikomi Miharu(pink kimono)

Posing for the poster....

Jr Maiko Kikuyae(left) and Sr Maiko Kikumaru(Right). Kikumaru san is oneesan and mentor of Maiko Kikuyae san

Setsubun 2017 in Yasaka Jinja(Kyoto Kagai sim) Poster. Made by Maiko Kikuyae

Shikomi Miharu(left), Jr Maiko Kikuyae(center) and Sr Maiko Kikumaru(right)
Sr Maiko Kikutsuru(left) and Okaasan Kikuyu(right). Geiko Kikuyu is oneesan of Maiko Kikutsuru
Okaasan Kikuyu and Jr Maiko Kikune

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