Bean Throwing Festival

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Gulliver NLa.png This event is exclusive to the Japanese version of City Folkand New Leaf.
The only way to experience this event in other regions is to visit the town of a player who is experiencing the event.
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Bean Throwing Festival
Occurs February 3rd
Special characters Isabelle
Appearances Doubutsu no Mori
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The Bean Throwing Festival (also known as Mamemaki or Setsubun) is an event in Dōbutsu no Mori and in the Japanese versions of Animal Crossing: New Leaf that occurs on the third of February every year to celebrate the ending of Winter and the beginning of Spring. During the festival, Villagers will be carrying throwing beans throughout the day.


Doubutsu no Mori[edit]

Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, this celebration appears in Japanese versions only. On Bean Day, players can see Tortimer who stands outside the Town Hall. He will then give the player either a Blue Ogre Mask or a Red Ogre Mask.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the player will find Isabelle in the Event Plaza. When spoken to, she will explain to them about the holiday and give them either a Red or Blue Oni Mask. If the player talks to villagers while wearing the Oni mask, they will perform a shocked emotion and start throwing beans at the player, referring to the Japanese tradition of throwing beans at Oni to bring good luck.

  • The throwing beans that the character can receive are used in a glitch, which has been patched as of the Welcome amiibo update.

During the day, instead of selling Fortune Cookies, Timmy and Tommy's store will be selling Eho-maki, a type of sushi, for 800 bells. When purchased, Timmy and Tommy will tell the player to eat the Eho-maki while facing a specific direction in order to obtain good luck.

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