The Way of Ocha

800px-Food_in_Miyajima_-_DSC02180In Japanese, ocha (pronounced like gotcha but without the ‘g’) means green tea and is written as お茶 . This word reflects our philosophy and close ties to Japan.

On average, Japanese people drink 1 to 2 cups of ocha every day. Its use stems back to Buddhist monks who drank cups of green tea to help to clear the mind and increase concentration while meditating. Like meditation, translation is a process that involves waiting for the moment of inspiration when the sentence in the original language crystallizes in the new language, providing the right translation not only of words, but of cultural meaning and concepts.

Communication is key to all language services, and here at Ocha Translations we drink green tea to pause, have a chat and reflect, or simply to get into a Japanese state of mind.