Spring by calendar

Spring by calendar

Throw beans to chase away devils

Let luck of warmth come

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About AshiAkira

AshiAkira. Author of Haiku Poems (www.lulu.com/shop/ashi-akira/haiku-poems/paperback/product-23152158.html). Old resident of Tokyo. 葦享(あしあきら)、著書(1)「伊奈葉くんアメリカを見る」、(2)「伊奈葉さん日本を憂う」(中央公論事業出版)
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2 Responses to Spring by calendar

  1. mopana says:

    This is beautiful, Ashi. Do you have in Japan a tradition to throw beans to chase away devils?
    By the way, I am back from the mountains 🙂

    • AshiAkira says:

      Yes, we do. Feb. 3 falls on “setsuben” (seasonal division – winter’s gone, spring’s come) when people throw roasted soy beans to chase away devils and invite in good lucks as go out to start working on farms. After the throwing they collect the beans and eat the same number of beans as his/her years of age, which would be too much for me. 🙂
      I see you are back from the mountain.

      High on the mountain
      She could touch the sun and smiled
      Full of love in heart

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