At Uetake Elementary School(植竹小学校)
which is near to the Omiya Bonsai Village,
the pupils grow bonsai as a school subject since 2006.
I am a graduate from Uetake, but when I was a pupil there,
there was no bonsai class.
Because Omiya city(大宮市) recognized bonsai as
neither a local culture nor a tradition.
I was lucky that I was not taught bonsai at Uetake.
If I had been, I would have gone crazy yelling
"Daddy, Grand father, help me out of here!
I want to touch and look at only masterpieces!
My green fingers turn brown!"