Updated: January 04, 2017
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The Festival Of Seven Herbs On January 7th
The festival of seven herbs is a traditional Japanese custom to eat rice porridge with seven different herbs called Nanakusa Gayu (Seven-Herb Rice Soup).
Nanakusa Gayu (Seven-herb rice soup )
The festival of seven herbs is a traditional Japanese custom to eat rice porridge with seven different herbs called Nanakusa Gayu (Seven-Herb Rice Soup). Especially, it’s good for stomach. You may eat and drink lots during the New Year’s holidays, and then those seven herbs can soothe your heartburn and stomachache.
When do they eat?
People eat the rice soup on 7th of January in the morning or the night before. The tradition is considered as a wish for health and longevity.
The herbs are Seri (water dorpwort), Nazuna (Shepard’s Purse), Gogyo (Cudweed), Hakobera (Chickweed), Hotokenoza (Nipplewort), Suzuna (Turnip), Suzushiro (Radish).
To help digest
There is even a chant while cutting those herbs into pieces on the cutting board. After easting fancy New Year’s meal, you may want to have something simple and soothe overworked stomach to help digestion system.
You can get them at the grocery store
The herbs are available at supermarkets before January 7th.
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