Do you remember when you first learned to write? Many people first learn to write their names. In school, your teacher may tell you to write neatly. You can write stories. You may write in a journal. Most people write every day.
In Japan, a special writing is part of the culture. It is called shodou. It is like calligraphy. Calligraphy is a type of beautiful handwriting. A brush is used for shodou. Black ink is used. People write Japanese letters.
January 2 is a special day in Japan. It celebrates writing. It is called kakizome. It is a day to celebrate the first writing of the New Year. People write words. The words they write show how excited they are about the New Year.