About Us

Hello Everybody!!
We are Anindya & Pratyay, Japanese Language teachers and translators. Presently we are teaching at a Japanese Language Learning Centre in our hometown, Kolkata-India.

The most interesting part of language learning is experiencing another culture. For, Language does not exist apart from culture, that is, the socially inherited assemblage of practices and beliefs that determines the texture of our life. The study of Japanese language offers unique insights into Japan’s fascinating national culture, which boasts a rich heritage in the fields of native craftsmanship, performance art, visual art, music, film and graphic design. Anyone who can see and feel the beauty of the Japanese Language and culture can improve her/his cultural understanding and international awareness. It also helps one to gain an enhanced perspective of one’s own language and culture.

Through this Blog we would like to offer and share our knowledge and exchange our views & ideas with you all on Japanese language and culture. Let’s expand our possibilities both professionally and personally by learning Japanese.

If you have any query regarding translation or interpretation from Japanese to English or vice versa,
please feel free to contact us.....
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

焼酎: The Next Big Japanese Drink

Nihonshu (日本酒) (often referred to as sake) has been playing a central role in Japanese life and culture since the ancient times. But recently Japan's love affair with Nihonshu (日本酒) seems to be on the wane. Japanese people now are more interested in another indigenous alcoholic beverage, shōchū. Once a rough country spirit, shōchū is now the most sought-after drink in Japan, particularly among the young generation.

Shochu Glass with Tenmoku Finsh
Shōchū Glass with Tenmoku Finsh

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