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Today is January 7th.
Japan has a long-standing custom of eating rice porridge on the morning of January 7th. Some Japanese eat rice porridge as a tired gastrointestinal friendly food. Because they ate a lot of treats during the New Year.

This porridge contains 7 spring herbs. The names of herbs are “Seri”, “Nazuna”, “Gogyo”, “Hakobera”, “Hotokenoza”, “Suzuna”, “Suzushiro” in Japanese. There are some herb’s names  that Japanese people are not familiar with, but “Suzuna” is Turnip and “Suzushiro” is Radish.

The Hana-An’s staff who do not usually cook also cook and ate 7 herbs rice porridge on this morning!!