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.....
letter2anindya@gmail.com or pratyajayaditya@gmail.com

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Sharaku Interpreted by Japan's Contemporary Artists




浮世絵}is a unique art of Japan depicting the picture of the floating world in wood block print and in painting . This particular art form which developed in the Edo period , had an impact upon French artists like Vincent VanGough and also on the French Impressionist painters.It is said that Toshusai Sharaku was an Ukiyo-e painter of the Edo period.In about approximately 10 months from May 1794to February 1795,Sharaku produced over 140 works.The majority of these prints were portraits of actors in their Kabuki or Kyogen roles.This unique art form which remained ignored for more than a century was rediscovered By a German scholar named Julius Kurt.The present exhibition is more an attempt to reinterpret Sharaku by graphics designers and contemporary artists .Inaugurated by the Honorary Consul General of Japan, Kolkata, this exhibition will continue till 13th March,(2.30to5.30pm)atthe Academy of Fine Arts,Kolkata .



Sunday, March 1, 2009

ナショナル図書館。

カルカッタだけでなく、インドでは一番有名な図書館はナショナル図書館です。ナショナル図書館は 1891年にオープンしました。インドの独立の前この図書館は帝国 図書館といわれていました。風光明媚な30エーカーベルヴェデーレエステートは 、 コルカタでは、旧カルカッタ市に位置しています。 国立図書館、インド国内最大のライブラリです。