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    Nanakusa (the seven herbs of spring), traditionally made into okayu (rice porridge) and eaten on January 7th.

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    1. anzyAprico 101 months ago | reply

      Oh,healthy...
      I ate Nanakusa-gayu,too!
      Keep you healthy days 2006.

    2. Margie & James 101 months ago | reply

      How come the "herbs of spring" are sed in the middle of Japanese winter?

    3. Blue Lotus 101 months ago | reply

      Thank you AnzyAprico.

      Margie & James, I think this holiday was once celebrated in early spring, after the lunar New Years holidays (in late January or February as in China). And when Japan switched from the old calendar to the new Gregorian one, some of the holidays were messed up a bit.
      Still, even in February it would be hard to find these herbs in the wild, so I'm not exactly sure what's going on...

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