Setsubun Nike Dunk Low PRICE & PHOTOS
Every year, people of Japanese descent will celebrate Setsubun — the first day of Spring in the Asian country’s old calendar and an annual festival designed to rid the previous year’s bad fortune and spirits.
It’s also known as the “Bean-Throwing Festival,” because those who take part toss roasted soybeans out their front door or towards relatives dressed in demon masks.
While the 2022 festivities are no longer taking place, Nike is continuing to honor this annual tradition by releasing a special Dunk Low “Setsubun” colorway, which has just been revealed via official imagery.
The shoe’s various details can help you capture the essence of the holiday. Tsuno Daishi, the Great Horned Master, is featured on the lateral heel in purple embroidery, and his horns have been replaced with Nike Swooshes. When you take out the insoles, you’ll notice that Utagawa Kuniyoshi’s artwork is emblazoned all over them.
It includes his piece “Kintoki Throwing Beans at Fleeing Demon,” which depicts the folk hero Kintar.
Other details on the kicks include cobblestone-like toe boxes and quarters, double stacked purple and brown Swooshes, and dark brown overlays.
An official release date hasn’t been announced just yet, but it’s likely that Nike could be launching the pair in the coming weeks.