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Shichimi Togarashi Red Pepper Mix .52 oz jar - Japan


The seven spices of prosperity!
a blend of flavors that may have been created in the 17th century

Time to refresh and get ready to spice it up for the summer!

Nanami Togarashi - a blend of flavors that may have been created in the 17th century as a way to encourage healthy eating.

Also referred to as Seven Spice (the number of ingredients in this pepper mix) the number seven is considered to be lucky and refers to the Shichifukujin, the Lucky Seven Deities.

This mix adds a little heat when added to dry dishes, it really comes alive when added to liquid like soup or oil from fresh fish, and it is often added to Japanese noodle dishes such as Soba and Udon.

Unlike so many “spice rubs” this one is not sweetened with sugar; instead it has a wonderful hint of citrus along with sesame seeds, ginger and seaweed which adds the umami that completes the seven flavors. With a little circular hole in the top of the jar, it shakes out perfectly to make your Udon Noodles sing.

A perfect complement to fish or fowl . . . imagine a painted line of ketjap manis, diced ginger and a gentle sprinkle of Nanami Togarashi down the center of a salmon fillet to kick up the flavor.

This is a traditional Japanese Seven Spice blend – a mixture of red pepper, sansho pepper, roasted orange peel, black and white sesame seeds, seaweed and ginger. The seaweed brings out flavor, and the pepper adds a little kick to whatever you add it to.

Nanami Togarashi is easy to have on hand and there are just under a million ways to use it!


This is a traditional Japanese 7 spice blend. A mixture of red peppers, sansho pepper, roasted orange peel, black and white sesame seeds, seaweed, and ginger. The seaweed brings out the flavors in a dish, and the pepper gives a little kick to whatever you add it to. Usually added to Japanese noodle dishes, such as Udon and Soba.