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Porridge and a prayer

By The Yomiuri Shimbun, The Japan News / ANN

A special meal to usher in the New Year

Porridge and a prayer

Children eat nanakusagayu, special rice porridge that is said to ensure good health throughout the year, at Otori Shrine in Tokyo’s Asaskusa district on Saturday. (The Yomiuri Shimbun, The Japan News / ANN)

Children eat nanakusagayu , a special rice porridge, that is said to ensure good health throughout the year, at Otori Shrine in Tokyo’s Asaskusa district on Saturday.

The porridge, containing seven kinds of spring herbs including seri (cicely) and nazuna (shepherd’s purse), is served every year to visitors at the shrine. This year, 500 servings were prepared.

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