I’ve been back from Japan for a month now, and I’m worried. Worried that my Japanese is going to rust and fall apart, because I don’t have much of a chance to use it here. So I’m getting into high gear to find a way to keep it going.
I’ve had some luck on that front. I got in touch with a local group that is offering a 書道 class. Turns out it’s just me and the teacher, and we can do the class in Japanese. Awesome!
I’m going to spend some time working on learning how to write hiragana properly in calligraphy, and hopefully learn some Japanese poetry along the way. I don’t know if it will be useful, but it’ll be interesting. Since I’m still studying Chinese calligraphy with my Chinese artist friend, I’ll have the kanji covered. It should be a lot of fun.
Now I need to find a teacher I can work with over Skype to polish up my business Japanese.