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One soup and one vegetable: Less is more – the less is more

Less is more ( Less is more )

We’re here in Gion, Kyoto!

One soup, one dish

A meal consisting of only one soup (soup) and one greens (=delicatessen).

A form of diet adopted at Zen temples in the Kamakura period that emphasized frugality and thrift.

The side dishes were also extremely simple, using vegetables (although on special occasions or when guests arrived, they became “one soup and three vegetables”). This style of eating spread to the general public, and eventually one soup and one vegetable dish or one soup and three vegetables became established as the traditional daily meal in Japan.

Breakfast Kishin” (Zen-like lunch)

Komatsu-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City 555

In case you’re wondering about the “ Less is More is a maxim of architect Mies van der Rohe, who also made significant contributions to the Bauhaus. Another saying is “ God is in the details. God is in the details.