February 2nd is Setsubun (Bean throwing) day.
新聞紙で豆まき用の豆を作り、「DEMONS OUT! HAPPINESS IN!」「鬼は外！！福は内！！」
The children made giant paper beans with newspaper to drive out “Oni” the demons, chanting “DEMONS OUT! HAPPINESS IN !!” “Out with the demons, fortune inside.” They yelled and threw their paper beans. Everyone was ready to go!
With great energy and power, the children aimed at the demons from all angles.
The demons lost the battle, ran out the door and never returned.
Finally, the kitchen staff treated everybody to a special lunch designed in the image of Oni. Everyone enjoyed the delicious food and remembered the memories of driving out the demons.