To celebrate Japan’s Setsubun festival, Nike is launching a limited-edition Dunk Low to coincide with the event. According to the traditional calendar, Japan commemorates Setsubun, also known as the Bean-Throwing Festival, on the night of the first day of spring. It is customary to fling dry soybeans into the air and cry “Demons out! Good luck in!” as part of the Festival to fend off evil spirits. This ceremony is performed to fend off evil spirits and bring in good fortune. The Light Brown distinguishes this pair of Nike Dunk Lows, and Khaki/Dark Brown overlays on top of the Light Brown midsole. On the heel of the shoe, there is an image of the Great Horned Master Tsuno Daishi, also known as the Great Horned Master, which is embroidered in purple. The artist, Utagawa Kuniyoshi’s work from the late Edo period (the 1840s) is featured on the midsole, which is white on top of a semi-translucent outsole with a black heel counter. Sakata Kintoki (Raik), one of Minamoto Yorimitsu’s (Raik) bodyguards, is shown as a bean-throwing hero called Kintaro. The Nike Dunk Low Setsubun is slated to appear later in the year in Japan exclusively, as is the case every year. Keep an eye out for further details.
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NIKE DUNK LOW SETSUBUN RELEASE DETAILS
Nike Dunk Low Setsubun
Style Code: DQ5009-268
Release Date: 2022