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*Hokkaido Travel Tips’ Blog
We compile information on “0 yen tourist spots” and “must-see paid spots with extra benefits” and then keep them in our blog as archives for your convenience. We also introduce the food of Hokkaido and interesting souvenirs to take home.



七草粥 / Nanakusa Gayu


Nanakusa Gayu is a traditional Japanese dish eaten on January 7th, a day called Jinjitsu-no Sekku. (Incidentally, there are other traditional dishes for several special days through the year.) Nanakusa means seven vegetables, those being Seri, Nazuna, Gogyo, Hakobera, Hotokenoza, Suzuna and Suzushiro. They are finely chopped and added into rice porridge with only salt as seasoning. Some people add small pieces of mochi (sticky rice cake). The purpose is to pray for good health in the new year and to make one’s stomach condition better, after we have eaten special dishes around New Year’s Day, or partaken in sake or other alcohol beverages.

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