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nanakusa gayu
(Seven Herbs Gruel Gathering)


Date  January 7 from 6 am to 8 am
Location Sozenji Temple, 2-651 Kawauchicho [Google Map]
Access 10 minutes by car from Tobu Aioi Station
Management Sozenji Temple(web site:Japanese language only)
Inquiries Kiryu City Hall Tourism & Exchange Div.: Phone 0277-46-1111 ext. 366; Sozenji Temple: Phone 0277-65-9422

On the 7th day of the New Year, it is a Japanese custom to eat a gruel made of rice with seven herbs as a protection for good health in the year to come.

The seven herbs are: seri or water dropwort; nazuna or shepherd's purse; gogyo or cudweed; hakobera or chickweed; hotokenoza or nipplewort; suzuna or turnip; and suzushiro or daikon.

Seven Herbs Gruel is served at Sozenji Temple in Kawauchi-cho from 6 am to 8 am on January 7. No reservations are required. For further information, contact Sozenji Temple at 65-9422.


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