eho maki

Eho-Maki (good fortune sushi roll)

Setsubun, the beginning of spring in Japan was February 3rd this year.
On the day of setsubun, Japanese eat eho-maki (thick sushi rolls).
Eho is the good fortune direction and it varies every year. This year’s eho is south-southeast.
We eat the thick sushi roll which preferably contains seven ingredients, facing eho (this year, south-southeast).
The roll should not be sliced. Slicing the rolls means slicing good luck.
And we eat it in complete silence.
It is said that if you talked while eating the roll, your good luck would fly away.
You should remain silent, thinking about your wish.
Happy setsubun!

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