Nature Aquarium is a contemporary art form that showcases breathtaking underwater landscapes and the habitat of fish in aquarium tanks. Aqua Design Amano (ADA), the world’s most renowned aquascape brand, was named after its founder, Takashi Amano, a Japanese photographer. This year, Mr. Amano’s apprentices, known as “Suikei Creators,” are exhibiting their artworks and photographs taken by Mr. Amano for two months in Tokyo. This is an excellent opportunity for aquascapers residing in the Tokyo area to witness the aquascapes created by Suikei Creators, which are typically displayed in Niigata prefecture, where ADA’s headquarters are located.
In this article, I will share the photos of the aquascapes that I took for those who couldn’t attend this exhibition in person.
Once you step inside the gallery, you’ll be greeted by a multitude of photographs depicting Mr Amano’s stunning aquascapes. Some of these scapes are over 20 years old, showcasing the evolution of the Nature Aquarium hobby over the years. Additionally, Mr Amano’s landscape photographs are truly breathtaking!
2. Nature Tower 360 °
Then, you will meet a huge aqua terrarium tower with over 250 species of tropical plants. This aqua terrarium is breathtaking and incredibly well maintained. 6 separated aquarium tanks are used for the underwater part, and each tank contains different kinds of aquatic plants and fish.
3. 3m Nature Paludarium
This was the only paludarium in this exhibition. The driftwood was placed naturally with stunning plants and moss.
4. Nature Aquarium
Finally, you will meet amazing aquascapes made by ADA’s Suikei Creators. I noticed some scapes were introduced in ADA’s YouTube channel. Not only the plants and fish but also equipment are maintained perfectly.
If you’re interested in aquascaping or cultivating indoor plants, this place is definitely worth visiting. Even if you don’t own an aquarium, you’ll still find it friendly and welcoming. I feel fortunate that this exhibition took place in my hometown. I hope that people from all over the world will have the opportunity to attend similar exhibitions in the future.