The festival is widely known for its opening of the gates and race to choose the “lucky man.”
Every year sumo wrestlers, popular actors, and others are invited to give others the happiness of people who enjoyed great success in the previous year and receive blessings with a setsubun ceremony to drive away evil spirits with men and women who have the same sign of the zodiac of they year they were born.
|Event Dates||Early January - Mid-January every year (tentative)|
|Location (venue)||Nishinomiya Shrine|
|Address||Shake-cho, Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo|
|Category||Shrines and temples, Traditional performing arts|
Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.