Jan 7, 2013

Nanakusa-no-sekku: Festival of Seven Herbs

Nanakusa-no-sekku - Festival of Seven Herbs.

The Festival of Seven Herbs, or Nanakusa no sekku, is the long-standing Japanese custom of eating seven-herb rice porridge (nanakusa-gayu) on January 7 (Jinjitsu).

The nanakusa are seven edible wild herbs of spring. Traditionally, they are: Water dropwor, Shepherd's Purse, Cudweed, Chickweed, Nipplewort, Turnip and Radish.
[Wikipedia.org]