I’ve been studying Japanese since about 2014 or so, and I spend considerable amounts of time in it. In December, 2018, I plan to take the N4 again. While my reading comprehension is quite good, my listening and speaking need work. This is a big reason why I’m taking the proficiency tests a bit slower.
Calligraphy (Japanese and Western)
書道 (shodo) is the term used for Japanese Calligraphy. I’ve been studying this since around 2015 or so. Western Calligraphy I also do, but not nearly as long. I started that around 2017 or so. My main driving factor for that was getting into fountain pens.
I used to be far more into video games than I am now. I do enjoy playing them. One of my favorite genres is JRPGs. The Tales of series, Final Fantasy, and so on. Another genre I really enjoy is Rhythm-based games, such as Project Diva (pictured above - which is for the PS4)
I’ve been playing a fair amount of Scarlet Nexus (Steam), Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch), Minecraft (Java), and Trails of Cold Steel 1 (Steam), although time availability is limited.
I’m a huge fan of higher quality music. I have multiple Amps, DACs, and headphones. I spend a considerable amount of time listening to music while working. All sorts of genres, you can view what I listen to on Last.fm