The name Gochisou is derived from theJapanese custom of giving thanks before and after a meal. Before dining, theexpression “itadakimasu” is spoken –meaning “I humbly receive.” Aftercompleting a meal, the phrase “gochisousama-deshita” is used – meaning “it wasa feast.” In less formal occasions this may be shortened to “gochisousama” orsimply “gochisou.” When giving thanks the hands are placed flat together in aseated bow.
The logo is a geometricrepresentation of the human form in profile whilst seated in the traditional seizamanner. It is in this position,kneeling on the floor, which the Japanese traditionally eat. Unlike in theWest, it is not considered impolite to hold bowls up to one’s face when eating.In this manner the figure reflects the restaurant's initial 'g' in lowercase.