Nanakusa Gayu

Seven Vernal Flowers

Seven Vernal Flowers

“Nanakusa Gayu” or “Rice porridge with seven herbs” on January 7 ” Nanakusa Gayu” is a custom handed down from the 10th, the Heian period. On the morning of January, Japanese eat the porridge with seven herbs and pray for good health.

Seven Vernal Flowers (from the left side of the picture, Java water dropwort, shepherd’s purse, Jersey cudweed, common chickweed, Japanese nipplewort, turnip, and daikon)

07. January 2013 by Katsuyuki
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