A Japanese Children’s Song – 童謡 [Mame Maki]

Today’s children’s song is called [Mame maki/throwing soya beans]

In Japan 3rd February is Setubun. Setsubun is the day before the beginning of spring in the old calendar in Japan. On the day we throw soya bean to get rid of demon. And welcome good fortune. The song below is for Setubun.

Ok now let’s listen the song with few friends because after you then your friend will follow singing.


1.Oni wa soto fuku wa uchi
Para para para para, mane no oto
oni wa kossori nigeteiku
Oni wa soto fuku wa uchi
para para para para mame no oto
Hayaku ohairi fuku no kami

A demon out, fortune in
Para para para para, the sound of beans
the demon runs away quietly
A demon out, fortune in,
Para para para para, the sound of beans
Please come in quickly, the god of fortune.
2. repeat

Now let’s sing!

Hope you will enjoy this song with your children and be able to learn some Japanese words! Please let me know if you enjoyed it or not!


About mkchatinjapanese

I am a native Japanese who teaches Japanese to non-Japanese speaker as a private tutor. Teach from a beginner to Intermediate level. location in London.
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