The Shinto shrine on Mt. Tsukuba will be celebrating the "Chinese New Year" (according to the old lunar calendar) on Feb. 10 and 11. The big events of the day begin at 2 pm on the 10th and 3 pm on the 11th, with various traditional events. For instance, men who have been chosen for the privilege throw beans our over the crowd as a symbol of spreading blessings. It is very similar to the "Setsubun" festival and its "oni wa soto, fuku wa uchi" ("devils out and blessings in") ceremony. If you haven't seen these ancient rituals, this would be a good time to take a trip up to see things.
The International Women's Network (IWN) is a group of women who enjoy chatting with people from all over the world. We hold a monthly potluck dinner where we exchange information about the local community while eating a variety of foods. No reservation is needed to attend the potluck. Just bring one dish of food and show up at the meeting. Newcomers are always welcome! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to enjoy the international city of Tsukuba with us!
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