The Fujikawa Koukaen is full of great masterpiece Bonsai trees and it is a working-place with several apprentices and students around. Fujikawa Koukaen is also the shooting location for the "Bonsai Art of Japan" series, created by his apprentice, Bjorn Bjorholm. Mr. Fujikawa normally has international students/apprentices, very convenient for us non-Japanese speakers. Recently a Bonsai School was opened, where short-term classes/apprenticeships are offered (from one week to several months). The Fujiwara Koukaen Nursery was founded in the 1950’s by Minoru Fujikawa, and it has since become the premier bonsai nursery in the Kansai Region of Japan. The nursery originally functioned as a Satsuki Azalea grower/producer; however, over time the focus expanded to include a wide variety of plant material. During the 1990’s, Koukaen was passed down within the Fujikawa family to Keiichi Fujikawa, who now owns and operates the nursery.