Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tales from JET

From a fellow Nara JET:

(Today is Setsubun, a day where Japanese children throw beans to keep demons out of the house. I asked my adult English students why demons didn't like beans, and they didn't know why. I then asked them to make up the basis for other holiday traditions. When I asked why they thought we hung stockings for Santa, one of my students said, "Fetishism?")

I will be attending this festival tonight.

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