Throughout Japan and particularly in Kyoto, a popular event takes place on February 3 of each year. The Setsubun festival celebrates the coming of spring. The word Setsubun means change of season and is therefore a pivotal period that the Japanese take the time to celebrate by respecting ancestral traditions, such as Mame Maki, bean throwing. Between processions, typical dishes and customs inherited from their ancestors, welcome to Kyoto during one of the biggest festivals of the year! Many temples organize special events

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