During my visit to Japan, we stayed with students from the Nishi High School in Osaka, attending their lessons throughout the day, and amazingly enough I had the opportunity to do some Calligraphy, shown above.
The brushes were very thick, so I was surprised that I was able to make mine so fine, especially in comparison with some of my other friends.
Going to Japan was one of the most amazing experiences, so much so that I didn't want to return. Hopefully in the future I will return and live there. If you were to travel anywhere, I would truly suggest Japan, you will never experience anything like it I can assure you.