In the town of Naganuma, doing calligraphy is a spiritual experience that transcends the physical action of writing Japanese characters. Japanese calligraphy is a traditional art form using a fine brush to create elegant characters. Working under the tutelage of an expert, you too can learn the art of calligraphy! You can choose symbols that have personal meaning, such as an element of nature, a personality trait, or a place. Or you can learn how to write your name in Japanese characters. After some practice, you can even write your characters onto a t-shirt or fan to take home as a unique souvenir of your experience!