Setsubun

“Setsubun(節分)” is a traditional event on February 3rd. In each house, saying “Oni wa soto(鬼は外), Fuku wa uchi(福は内)” and sprinkle beans at the entrance. “Oni wa soto, Fuku wa uchi” means “davil is outside, God of luck is inside”. Also it is good to eat beans as many as your age.

Setsbun set, 節分セット

In short, it is a remnant of customs when superstitions were believed, but bean confectionery will be focusedly sold for Setsubun at the supermarket after the New Year.