Wednesday, September 1, 2010

(Subbed) Itao Presents: Don't Get Aroused - Grade School Students Series 02

Let us learn about this Japanese custom known as 節分 Setsubun.
Here's excerpt taken shamelessly from Wikipedia:

Setsubun (Bean-Throwing Festival or Bean-Throwing Ceremony) is the day before the beginning of each season in Japan. The name literally means "seasonal division", but usually the term refers to the spring Setsubun, properly called Risshun (立春) celebrated yearly on February 3 as part of the Spring Festival (春祭, haru matsuri?). In its association with the Lunar New Year, Spring Setsubun can be and was previously thought of as a sort of New Year's Eve, and so was accompanied by a special ritual to cleanse away all the evil of the former year and drive away disease-bringing evil spirits for the year to come. This special ritual is called mamemaki (豆撒き, lit. bean throwing).

And here's what's up with the sushi rolls in this clip.

It is customary now to eat uncut makizushi called Eho-Maki (恵方巻) (lit. "lucky direction roll") in silence on Setsubun while facing the yearly lucky compass direction, determined by the zodiac symbol of that year. Charts are published and occasionally packaged with uncut makizushi during February. Some families will also put up small decorations of sardine heads and holly leaves on their house entrances so that bad spirits will not enter.


(Subbed) Itao Presents Don't get aroused 02
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  1. You are a saint.

    Also, I would like to know what percentage of the Japanese people own a motor vehicle.

    Seems almost crazy for the population&Landmass vs parking spaces.

    I suppose those in the cities would utilise public transport, no?

  2. Hey Shibata! Thanks for all the translations!

    Just a note, I wonder if many people would know about the old Minolta ad and what Shin-onii was trying to imitate?

    Keep up the good work!

  3. Cheers for subbing and good ones at that unlike my nobuta wo produce dvd (which i'm sure they just downloaded and put on a dvd looks very dodgey) has terrible subbing even me with no japanese laguage knowlege can tell.

  4. wat was the name of thevold song that they played

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