We have been having cold weather these days, but we can feel spring is coming little by little. But winter strikes back sometimes.

It is sad that Tokyu Department Store Honten in Shibuya closed at the end of January. A lot of memories there. 1/12 months of my great luck year has gone by.

In February, we have Setsubun, which is the day before the first day of spring according to the lunar calendar, usually February 2 or 3.

Bean-throwing ceremonies are held in homes, shrines, and temples in the hope that this will bring good fortune and drive away evil spirits.