Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Izakaya Culture

 Alcohol prices in Japan can make any night out an expensive endeavor, however, in a culture that is often reserved and conservative, casual drinking provides an effective social lubricant.  Hard-working Japanese salary-men and women often head to their chosen watering hole to have a relaxed drink following a long and  stressful day of work.   The two top choices for an social post work drink are izakayas or the slightly more casual venues of tachinomiya.

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