Likes Likes:  5
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: 'Aizuchi': The Japanese art of grunting your way through conversations

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    3,535
    Likes (received)
    129

    Cool 'Aizuchi': The Japanese art of grunting your way through conversations

    Can't think of a thing to say when chatting with a Japanese acquaintance? There's an "app" for that! Just grunt your responses to show you're listening and engaged. Check out this video that was featured in JapanToday.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWCtuaLfpVw
    Last edited by Cady Goldfield; 19th May 2014 at 23:33.
    Cady Goldfield

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
    Posts
    230
    Likes (received)
    48

    Default

    That is very interesting and good to know before speaking with a japanese. Thank you for sharing Cady

  3. Likes Cady Goldfield liked this post
  4. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Tokorozawa, Japan
    Posts
    1,275
    Likes (received)
    18

    Default

    And just to bring it all back to a budo theme, the word "aizuchi" comes from the art of sword making. The sword maker and his assistant strike the hot iron alternately. Striking with good rhythm means that the sword will be well made.
    Tsuchi (槌) is the hammer.  Working together becomes aizuchi (相槌).
    Andrew Smallacombe

    Aikido Kenshinkai

    JKA Tokorozawa

    Now trotting over a bridge near you!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •