After 1400s, "Honzen cooking" was born as cooking for the samurai warriors. "Honzen cooking" was offered to the each visitor in a low dining table. A number and the form of the dish vary according to the status of the person to treat, and it is a good point that all low dining tables come out at a time.
Since Edo period, rice, soup, vegetable, and pickles were offered as "Honzen cooking", and also soup stock using a bonito and a seaweed; Kombu, a grilled fish, and a fish simmered in Miso were served.
Foundations of Japanese meal-style are establishment.