鬼といりまめ: 二月・節分のはなし

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佼成出版社, 1991 - Dreams - 32 pages
This story explains the origins of the mame-maki (bean-throwing) ritual that is observed by people throughout Japan. During a drought, a mother inadvertently promises her daughter in marriage to a demon, as long as he ensures a good harvest. The demon makes good on his promise, but later the girl and her mother trick him out of his prize, using roasted soy beans. From that time on, roasted soy beans are thrown outside houses throughout Japan to ward off demons.

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