We did mamemaki.
Today is setsubun.
We do mamemaki in Japan.
We bought a bag of fukumames (soybeans).
We said "Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!" and threw soybeans to our garden.
Oni is Japanese devil.
"Oni wa soto" means "Get out of my house, Japanese devil!".
Fuku is Japanese god or angel.
"Fuku wa uchi" means "Come in my house, Japanese god!".
Soybeans are weapons for defeating Oni.
We eat soybeans at each our age.
I did mamemaki, and remembered a story "Naita Akaoni (The red oni wept)".
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