We tried Kansai area's setsubun tradition to eat ehomaki, an uncut sushi roll, eaten in silence facing the yearly lucky compass direction. It was very hard for talkative Iki to eat without talking, and God it was the quietest dinner ever!! This year's lucky direction is South South East, but stupid me, wrongly read the compass. We ate our lucky roll facing the opposite direction: north north west!!!! I hope luck won't go away from us this year!!
Then we did the Mamemaki tradition, this time Iki was the Oni (devil)
And we threw beans in every room in this house to bring in good luck.
By the end of the day, there were beans all over the floor!!
And this was last wednesday's Bento. To celebrate setsubun!
Oni (devil): rice with tomato ketchup, cheese, carrot, spinach