Setsubun Celebration 5 February 2020
Our Annual Mamemaki event for Kindergarten was held on February 3rd on Hikarigaoka campus.
February 3rd is Setsubun in Japan. Setsubun is a traditional holiday, and the main celebration on Setsubun is Mamemaki (the bean-throwing) . “
Prior to this event, Kindergarten children learned about this cultural celebration through reading, discussions, and doing crafts such as Oni masks and Mame cups.
They also learned special songs and dances, which were performed during the event. This event also serves as an annual collaboration event between PYP and MYP students. This year Grade 9 and 10 students were selected to help teach the kindergarten children by performing their original Setsubun Skit and acting as ‘Oni” who endured the bean attack.