Saturday, December 5, 2009

Bounenkai (忘年会) and Izakaya (居酒屋)

December is season of bounenkai in Japan. Bounenkai (忘年会) is year-end party. It is very big event in the end of the year for adults, especially businessmen. There are some purposes of bounenkai. Communication for co-workers or friends, eating delicious foods, and drinking...

It is very important to reserve restaurants for bounenkai. Reasonable restaurants is better for everyone because we eat and drink a lot after work. Izakaya (居酒屋) might be good choice.
Izakaya is essential place for our society. We can eat different type of foods and drink alcohol with reasonable price. Japanese homely foods, small hous d'oeuver of Japanese foods, pizza, sashimi (raw fish), nabemono, and so on. There are a lot of types of alcohol, too. Beer, cocktail, whiskey, Japanese sake, wine....
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We can see some drunken person at cold night in December. They enjoy bounenkai after chatting about their work or their life. Depression has continued for this year. Everyone are worried about our future of next year. However, we will forget all anxious things and refresh at bounenkai.