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,
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Way of Nirvana: An Exhibition by Mizue Kato

The cultural exchange between India and Japan dates back to 6th century AD., when Buddhism was transplanted in Japan via Korea and Japan. It is said that Bodishena, an Indian priest was present at the inauguration of the renowned Todaiji temple at Nara in 752. Many Japanese Buddhist scholars had also visited Tagore's Shantiniketan.
Mizue Kato's paintings like the 'Lord Buddha', the 'Silk route', the 'Gandhara' can exhibit a mind fostered by the principles of Lord Buddha. This wonderful exhibition took place at the Bharat-Japan Sanskriti Kendra, Salt Lake, Kolkata.
The inaugural ceremony was presided by eminent poet Sri Nirendranath Chakraborty. The Japanese Consul General also visited the exhibition. The exhibition which remained open from 20th November-4th December, was attended by many art lovers, Japanese language students of the city.