Meiji Shrine and Harajuku

Tour Report on February 4, 2018 at Meiji Shrine and Harajuku

Meiji Shrine and Harajuku

Thank you very much for joining our regular tour on February 4.  We welcomed guests from Taiwan and the US.  We hope all enjoyed walking with us.

Anyways, did anyone eat “Eho-maki”, the thick sushi rolls on February 3rd, the Setsubun day ?
You might find them sold at supermarkets or convenience stores at that time.
Eho literally means the good luck direction, and Eho-maki is believed to bring good fortune if eaten while facing the year’s eho.

While you eat Eho-maki, you must be silent, look in the year’s good luck direction (south-southeast in 2018), and make a wish.
Eho-maki usually have seven ingredients such as cucumber, sweet omelet, shiitake mushroom and eel after the Seven Deities of Good Luck.
Eho-maki are about 8-10cm long and should not be cut because they reflect the idea of forming good relationships.

Why not try our traditional dishes during your staying?