Setsubun Language Table

February 3 is Setsubun! Even at AKP, we held a Setsubun language table to celebrate.

Adriana from Bowdoin College (right) was kind enough to explain what Setsubun is in Japanese.
“Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!” (Demons, out! Good fortune, in!)
Thank you to the students who volunteered to become demons!
“Kyaaa!” The demons ran away.
Then we ate ehoumaki. The lucky direction for eating ehoumaki this year is west-southwest.
I wonder what they all wished for. Until you finish eating, you can’t talk. “Mogu mogu mogu mogu (munch munch munch munch).”
Then it was time for normal language activities to begin.

Here is hoping that this year will be a good one.