10 Things About Japan’s Education System that you didn’t Know

#6. Apart from traditional subjects, Japanese students also learn Japanese calligraphy and poetry.

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Japanese calligraphy, or Shodo, involves dipping a bamboo brush in ink and using it to write hieroglyphs on rice paper. For Japanese people, Shodo is an art that is no less popular than traditional painting. Haiku, on the other hand, is a form of poetry that uses simple expressions to convey deep emotions to readers. Both classes teach children to respect their own culture and centuries-old traditions.