Posted on 2014-02-03 22:29:29

It’s Setsubun today

Demons~ out
Luck~ in
Demon pur~ple!

*poses* ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

Though it’s a red demon (laugh)
But that’s just details, details!

Today, Team “More support”
did a live performance at Tobikkiri Shizuoka
for Shizuoka Asahi TV-!
Did everyone watch it-?!
I was super nervous, but it was fun!!
And we got to do bean throwing too!!

And we got to meet with the Shizunofu!

So, has everyone has some ehomaki?
It’s east-northeast!
Taka-san had some already!
Face east-northeast, eat it all in one breath, and make a silent wish!

After eating ehomaki, I drew my fortune and got a “blessings”!
They call Setsubun the old New Year’s Day, so that means a new year begins from now on ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ
So let’s renew our hearts and work hard!




1. Setsubun is the day before the beginning of Spring in Japan. The name literally means “seasonal division”, and is celebrated yearly on February 3 as part of the Spring Festival.
2. The Momoka-Reni duet unit is known as Team “More support from the office” (Jimusho ni motto osare tai)
3. One traditional practice of Setsubun is to throw roasted beans either out the door or at a member of the family wearing a demon mask, while saying “Demons out! Luck in!”.
4. Ehomaki is a sushi roll usually eaten on Setsubun. To be related with the Seven Deities of Good Fortune, seven fillings are traditionally rolled in the sushi. Usually, sushi rolls are sliced into bite-sized pieces. But fortune rolls aren’t sliced since slicing indicates cutting good fortune. When eating fortune rolls, people face toward the good fortune direction of the year and make wishes.
5. Drawing fortune or Omikuji is done at a Japanese shrine. More details [here].