January 07, 2011
okayu, rice porridge. Something warm and green for this blustery cold day today in Tokyo.
ochazuke. Ochazuke is also made with green tea over rice or other kinds of dried flakes and hot water.
seri, Japanese parsley, then nazuna (shepherd's purse), gogyo (cudweed), hakobera (chickweed), hotokenoza (henbit), suzuna (turnip), and suzushiro (daikon). Do not substitute or try eating any of these herbs from the roadside where you are. Some may not be the same!
Check the labels below for other posts and the website, Kids Web Japan, which is sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
Kids Web Japan-- seven herbs of spring
Japan Times 2003 article by Linda Inoki-- Haru no nanakusa