Groups of students clad in traditional hakama from different high schools even compete, in the annual Shodo Performance Koshien...
This is hard work and takes serious practice. It all seems to have started at a high school in Ehime, Shikoku, in Shikokuchuo, a town that specializes in making calligraphy paper.
The movie, Shodo Girls even made it to Cannes in 2010.
Saitama students from Matsuyama (first video below) are known to spend hours perfecting their cool routine.
Monday is Coming-of-age holiday, so here is a big cheers to all the youngsters in Japan!
Enjoy the videos.