Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Oni Wa Soto!
Happy Setsubun. If you don't know what Setsubun is, you are missing out on one of the greatest holidays ever invented. Not that I have a great time celebrating it, but the concept in and of itself defies the normal. Let me break it down. Someone dresses up like the devil and terrorizes your house. You throw beans at them screaming, "Devil get out! Fortune come in!" Then you get a big roll of makizushi (this is the Kansai variation), face north-east, and eat it. I now have a big roll of makizushi in my fridge that I don't feel like eating. It is too cold. I want curry. I also didn't get to throw any beans as I was teahcing class as the principal of the elementary school ran around in leopard skins and a gaint mask with Predator dreads hanging from it. Way to go ancient Japanese. You knew how to do it up.
attempting to silence the voices in my head.