Celebrate the New Year in Japan With Nanakusa Gayu

Happy New Year — 2024 is the Year of the Dragon! The Japanese New Year is a low-key, family-oriented holiday rich with tradition. Food plays an important role, with elaborate boxes of osechi ryori (お節料理) taking center stage. But, you can also celebrate the new year in Japan with nanakusa gayu (七草粥), a rice porridge made …