I just came across an article wrote by Japan News about the Saitama city government who wish to open a school to teach bonsai for Japanese and foreigners. The world bonsai convention will be held in Saitama in 2017. Bonsai Masters from The Omiya Bonsai Village will be holding lectures and schools on bonsai over courses ranging from 1 week to 3 months in the academy.
This sounds amazing and would be great for people wishing to further their knowledge on bonsai without having to admit themselves to a full on bonsai apprenticeship.Getting to Japan at some stage would be good enough for me, but this would be the icing on the cake.
Here’s the link for further reading. Bonsai Academy