Nike is always working hard to use the concept of Japan/Chinese traditional cultures and festivals on their sport culture sneakers, especially on Court Force. After Koinobori Pack and Kakigoori Pack, here comes the Setsubun Pack. And later, The Night of SevensPack.

In Japan, Setsubun is the day before the beginning of each season. The name literally means “seasonal division”, but usually the term refers to the spring Setsubun, properly called Risshun celebrated yearly on February 3

However in Chinese Society, we separate them into 4 Setsubun. They are Risshun ,Rikka, Risshū , and Rittō , 4 seasonal division.

Spring Setsubun in Japan is association with the Lunar New Year, it can be thought of (and indeed was previously thought of) as a sort of New Year’s Eve, and so was accompanied by a special ritual to cleanse away all the evil of the former year and drive away disease-bringing evil spirits for the year to come.

With the concept of Risshun in this pack, the shoes features a lot of special prints to represent the special culture.

The graphic on side panels is actually beans. The beans are thought to symbolically purify the home by driving away the evil spirits that bring misfortune and bad health with them. “Demons (or evil spirits) out! Luck (or blessing) in!”. And the tiger print is representing the clothes of Demons, we can always see the Red and Blue demon in Japanese comics and anime.

This Setsubun Pack will available at atmos in Japan on January 12th. Likely another asia exclusive pack.

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