Sunday, 3 February 2013

Paradaizu Day パラ大豆ディ

February 3rd is a Setsubun-no-hi (Bean Throwing Ceremony day) in Japan. It's festival that you throw handful of beans to Oni(demon/ogre) to drive away bad spirits and bad luck away. The day before that, I chatted with hampty-dampty77 and realized that Setsubun-no-hi was on the next day. It all started when I mistyped Paradise as Paradaizu. Daizu means beans. パラ大豆. Coincidentally, or by fate, today was the Setsubun day so I decided to throw some bean to the demon. But there aren't anybody with demon mask so I drew a demon on a rice with Spicy hot sriracha sauce and decided to throw some natto (fermented beans) on it.

So here it goes! Oni face on a rice! 
 And okame natto 
and now, I shall mix the natto.
and here it goes. I'm throwing (pouring) on top of little oni
the Oni got me.... Sriracha sauce I drew oni with was spicier than I have anticipated.

Well, fun time that was. This is all thanks to fun chat with hampty-dampty77 
I actually bought a an item from her ebay store. You all should try and look into her store if you're looking for any goods from Japan.
She's an awesome ebay seller!

She has large selection of goods and handles shipping very very carefully.
Very thorough with her communication (and it's better if you speak Japanese) and handles shipping professionally.
Online shopping is just awesome.
hampty-dampty77 is even more awesome.