恵方巻 (えほうまき ehōmaki) fortune roll

fortune roll


【恵方巻 (えほうまき ehōmaki)】fortune roll

恵方巻, or simply 太巻き (ふとまき futomaki) which is the general term, is eaten on 節分 (せつぶん Setsubun) to welcome Spring and good fortune for the new season. 節分, literally meaning “seasonal division,” is on February 3rd, which is the day before the beginning of Spring called 立春 (りっしゅん).

Some regions have a tradition of eating the 恵方巻 facing the 恵方 "lucky direction" of the year.