I might blog about this last year; but let me blog about this.
We have a custom to eat Nanakusa Gayu (seven-herb porridge) on every 7 January to wish for good fortune and to rest stomach from New Year celebration food.
Today we can conveniently get all seven herbs in a packet.
Suzushiro: Japanese white radish (White) represents innocence
Seri: Japanese parsley grows long for prosperous
Suzuna: old vocabulary for radish which means bell to call God
Hotokenoza: the herb looks like the seat for the Buddha.
Nazuna: means taking off dirt by patting
Gogyo: the shape of Buddha’s body
Harabeko: many leaves represents prosperity