*Seven Herbs Rice Porridge (Nanakusa-gayu.七草粥) *
Nanakusa-Gayu with side dishes (Spring Roll)
Jan.7th, is the Seven Herbs Rice Porridge eating Day. This is a New Year's Tradition of eating a rice porridge with seven-medicinal herbs to pray for good health and longevity. After enjoying New Year food (osechi), this simple vegetarian rice porridge Okayu (お粥) is very refreshing and help digestive system that is stuffed and exhausted. It is the traditional meal to eat when you’re sick; Can be the Japanese equivalent of chicken soup for eastern people:-)
My husband's acquaintance who works at the agricultural high school kindly gave us
this package of seven herbs which were grown by the students of the school.
Please enlarge the graph below to know what herbs are used :-)
I remember my late mother memorized the names and saying them like a song.
We can buy the seven traditional greens conveniently packaged together at supermarket.
I found the one we are given sold at the store we regularly use like last year. (left side)
*Dusky thrush and Pale thrush *
I was happy that some kinds of birds came to the tree in front of my ｈouse. I took pictures of them last year while there were tree nuts for them to have. Both birdies and nuts are all gone now :-) I LOVE these Creatures (for Friday’s Hunt)
*White Camellia Sasanqua*
Taken last year from the road side. Wished to see them more as I haven't
seen them as many as the most year.
Thank you SO much for your kind visits,
Start Visiting you from tomorrow ♡♡♡
Wishing you all had a wonderful start of New Year.