A halloween like festival in the beginning of February. Lamps are lit with
good wishes for families for a year on paper shades. Soy beans are thrown at
demons. You must eat as many soy beans as your age, and you must throw the rest
at the demons around your house. You also must eat a long piece of uncut sushi
without talking to anyone, while facing a certain direction.
I had a key made at the one dingy hardware store on this strip in Nara. The missing building is where it was.