‘Some more rice?’ ‘Yes Mum. Half is enough please.’

In my childhood Mum was the person who serve rice. I could ask some more bowls as much as I wanted, but was not allowed to leave it. I must ask exact amount of rice.

‘You should eat up. Tiny God lives in each grains of rice. It is farmer’s hard efforts. Eat up for thanks to them.’


I learned how to observe myself and how much I need. Then no need to waste lives and energy.

Desire is bigger than needs. Having too much brings suffering. How much is enough?


Finish meal with ‘Gochisou-sama-deshita’

means ‘thank you very much to God and all the lives who gave efforts for this meal.’