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Human Day and the Festival of Seven Herbs

January 7, 2009

Nanakusa-Gayu (七草粥) - 7 herb porridge

Today, 7th January, is Jinjitsu, or “Human Day”.

On this day the Japanese traditionally celebrate Nanakusa no Sekku (The Festival of Seven Herbs) by eating Nanakusa-Gayu – a rice porridge made with 7 different types of herb.

The porridge is supposed to ensure good health for the coming year.