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Motif Information
Rōmaji Haru-no-nanakusa
English Seven spring herbs
Kanji 春の七草
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Season Spring
Seasonal Exceptions None
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Motif Type Plant

The seven herbs of spring are Japanese parsley, shepherd's purse, cudweed, chickweed, nipplewort, turnip, and daikon. All are edible and it is customary to eat them in a rice porridge (nanakusa-gayu) on January 7th as part of a holiday known as Nanakusa-no-sekku[1]

Seasonal Use, Exceptions & Pairings

Haru-no-nanakusa is an spring motif.

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  1. Wikipedia article on Nanakusa-no sekku

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