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February 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$18 – $42
Join us for a delicious Japanese dinner to celebrate Setsubun!
Monday, February 11th 6:00pm
Sonoda’s Sushi – Aurora
3108 S. Parker Road
Adult (20 and older) – $37 for members of DSCI, $42 for non-members
Teen (13-19) – $27 for members, $32 for non-members
Child (4-12) – $15 for members, $18 for non-members
Toddler / infant (0-3) – free
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Setsubun is the day preceding risshun, the first day of spring, according to the old Japanese calendar, also known as the lunar calendar. On the day of Setsubun, there is the custom of throwing roasted soybeans while chanting “In with Fortune! Out with Evil!” in order to prevent evil ogres from entering one’s house. It is believed that the ogres are warded off by throwing beans, and that good fortune will then come to one’s home. On this day, events with entertainers and athletes are held at shrines all over the country. According to Japanese tradition, if you eat the same number of beans as your age, you will enjoy a year of good health.