Fun ideas for you and your baby
“Arghhhhhhhhhh!!!! Oni (demon) is coming!” It’s fun to throw soybeans at mom/dad who has dressed up as an oni, but children would say “I want to play an oni, too!” Don’t worry, Luntan has prepared masks that you can download for free. These are small-size masks for babies/children and don’t cover their faces completely. Put it on their head and enjoy taking fun and memorable photos!
You can simply attach a hair tie with packing tape on the back of masks, and look, now you have a very scarily oni! If you don’t want to throw soybeans at children with oni masks, you can place masks on the floor and throw soybeans to the masks.
First setsubun*, second setsubun, third setsubun… As children grow older, more happiness will come around to your family. “Fuku wa uchi (Good luck in)!”
*Setsubun is a traditional event in Japan usually takes place on February 3rd to celebrate the beginning of spring. Setsubun is also known as “Bean-Throwing Festival”, and people scatter soybeans while saying “Demons out! Good luck in!”. People throw soybeans outside the house or at oni (demons) to drive away the bad spirits and inside the house to invite the happiness to the family.