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Are there schools that teach the ancient Japanese art of tree trimming?

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The ancient Japanese art of tree trimming, or bonsai, is taught at multiple schools around the world, including Fujikawa International School of Bonsai in Osaka, Japan. Kaikou School of Bonsai in Bellingham, Massachusetts, and Bonsai Mirai in Portland, Oregon, are two other schools that offer programs.

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Are there schools that teach the ancient Japanese art of tree trimming?
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Schools offer programs for beginners and people who are already experienced in bonsai and looking to improve their skills. The Fujikawa International School of Bonsai in Japan offers intensive training for one week to three months depending on the availability of the student. The Kaikou School of Bonsai in Bellingham, Massachusetts, offers certification after completing eight sessions of classes over the course of two years. Bonsai Mirai in Portland, Oregon, offers programs involving two to three weekend-long sessions of classes over the course of a year.

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