Visit Kofu - Official Tourism Website for Kofu City

Daijingu Setsubun Festival


The traditional Japanese ritual celebrating the beginning of spring
February 3rd is known as “Setsubun” marking the start of spring in Japan. “Setsubun” refers to the change of the season when demons known as “Oni” are believed to visit. “Oni” are invisible evils and the ritual of bean-throwing takes place all over the country to dispel them and welcome good luck. After collecting scattered beans, eating the number of beans corresponding to your age is believed to ensure good health for the coming year.
Temples and shrines across Kofu hold Setsubun celebrations in the evening and people come and make wishes for thriving business and the safety of their family.
The town’s streets are lined with shops offering lucky charms.
Address 〒400-0032 山梨県甲府市中央
Phone 055-237-5702