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Takashi amano
biography, concept, photos “I think Takashi was a real revolutionary at the time, destroyed the old concept of the aquarium, as oh just a glass jar for fish monitoring “ (Dr. Nagashima) A person who is seriously keen on aquarism, cannot but know the name of Takashi Amano, the name of his firm Aqua Design Amano (ADA) and such concepts as “Natural Aquarium” and aquascape.
The spiritual understanding of nature, the talent of the pictorialist, the culture and upbringing of the “land of the rising sun” are the secrets of Takashi Amano, who make him the aquarium guru and founder of the popular concept – Nature Aquarium.
Biography of Takashi Amano
Takashi Amano was born in Niigata (Japan, 300km north-west of Tokyo) July 18, 1954, is a Japanese landscape photographer, aquarist. An interesting fact about Takashi Amano is that at one time (1974-1990) He was also a professional cyclist, and all the money from this craft was spent on the “aquarium”.
The first steps, on the way “to the beautiful”, he began as a watercolor painter and photographer. From the age of seventeen begins to experiment with aquatic plants.

Beginning since 1975, Amano travels a lot, visiting the tropical rainforests of the Amazon, Borneo and West Africa, virgin forests in Japan, where he is working on a series of photographs dedicated to “untouched nature.”

In 1982
Amano creates the Aqua Design Amano (Aqua Design Amano) studio and science lab, the first issue of which is published in his Aqua Journal magazine.

In 1992 His first book, Nature Aquarium World, is coming out. In 1996 The book is translated into English, French, German, Italian, Dutch.
In 1997 his second book, Aquarium. Plant Paradise ”, where the author reveals the secret of his concept -“ creating underwater landscapes based on natural models of Zen gardens ”(garden of Ryugenin temple’s Hojohoku, Daitokuji temple’s Hojonan garden, Hojohoku’s garden in DaiseninTemple, Entoo-garden of hojohoku, and her man-the-art of the woman-the-man-and-her-house-in-house-the-woman-the-woman-the-woman-in-the-garden-the-ho-ho-ho in the Daisenin-Temple-garden, the-the-garden of the Hojohoku-in-the-house-in-house-the-art-the-woman-in-the-house-and-her-house-in-the-house-in-the-art-the-woman-in-the-garden-in-the-garden-ho-ho-ho-ho-ho-ho-uk in the garden of the temple Tenryui).
In 2001 The first “Amanosky” competition IAPLC is held – the most prestigious annual competition for masters and amateurs of aquascape. Where thousands of contestants from more than 40 countries of the world take part.
In June 2003 Amano Corporation opens the Natural Aquarium Gallery in its hometown of Niigato. The winners of the competitions are invited to the incredible and unique in the world current exposition of the author’s works of “Sensei Amano”.

Visited there lovers and masters aquascaping began to call this gallery “place of power.”

In the photo studio “Aqua Design Amano”

Aqua Design Amano

Video on ADA
REFERENCE: Aquascape (English Aquascape, from aqua – “water” and scape – “landscape”) is the art of aquarium composition, one of the types of decorative and applied art.
At first, aquascape was a local phenomenon related to the concept of a “natural aquarium” by Takashi Amano, and later received international recognition.
Under aquascaping understand the recreation of the aquarium space and its design in accordance with certain rules. Aquascape hydrobionts are not only selected on the basis of compatibility, they should also reflect the idea laid by the designer when creating the landscape.

Surface analogue of aquascaping – landscape design for gardens and parks.
Aquascape philosophy – this is the philosophy of the new century, with its questions and problems, the main of which is ecology. This art, born of Nature, celebrates its fragile beauty.
Now, Takashi Amano is one of the most authoritative and influential people in the freshwater aquarium community. Amano developed a line of aquarium components, better known as ADA.

The line of functional and beautiful components of the ADA aquarium is today one of the most recognized brands in the world.
Quote by Takashi Amano: “People, modern inhabitants of the planet, which existed 4 billion years before their birth, now have the power and the ability to destroy all of nature. The water, once crystal clear, has now become polluted, once the green lands lose their juicy color.

In an effort to get rich, to extract as many natural resources as possible, people are incredibly impoverished themselves. On such a wounded, devastated earth can be born the same devastated hearts. We must remember that either we live in harmony with Nature, which created us, or we do not live at all.

Creating and maintaining beautiful aquariums, a person again and again studies the complex connections between various forms of life: plants, fish, microorganisms and people. The richness of nature creates beauty and harmony.

Aquariums are great teachers of this truth. ” Takashi Amano’s “Natural Aquarium” concept Many novice aquarists ask the question – how can one create such a “miracle” in one’s aquarium, what is the Amanov concept?
And you know, the answer to this question is very simple, it consists in one word “naturalness”. The whole concept of the Natural Aquarium is built on the principles of naturalness: from design to the materials used by an aquarist.
However, despite the simplicity of the idea, its re-creation is difficult! And it’s not about expensive aquarium equipment, not about the size of an aquarium, not fildepersing lighting, etc. … all these things can be bought, replaced with cheaper counterparts, or even done by yourself. All the “salt” is in the spiritual, constructive and creative note of man.

First of all, it is necessary to understand and see nature, to understand its laws and rules, to see with its eye the beauty of landscapes, the beauty of individual elements: twigs, bush, clouds. It seems to me that it’s not for nothing that Takashi Amano is initially a photo artist, it is this path, this note of his soul that allows him to reproduce all the beauty of nature in his aquariums.
In this case, an important aspect in the concept of Amano, is knowledge! Knowledge “On a closed biological system” without which it is impossible to build and artificially recreate a little corner of nature.

A beginner, and already experienced aquarist, it is necessary to thoroughly study all the issues related to the biological balance in the aquarium, to study the behavior of fish and plants. If you drop a little further, you need to know and understand the processes of photosynthesis, the nitrogen cycle in the aquarium, to know the characteristics of lighting, in the end, to have an idea about aquarium chemistry.
In my opinion, each person can find a touch of unity with nature and try to create a “Natural Aquarium”, for this you need to have a “burning desire”, a thirst for knowledge and perseverance!
Answering the question: “Where to start …” Takashi Amano replied: “With an idea.”
Well, now I propose to admire the works of the maestro and maybe something to draw for yourself. I tried to collect all the photos of Amano’s aquariums – more than 120 pcs.
Photo of Takashi Amano Riuboku Aquarium

Photo of Takashi Amano Riuboku Aquarium

Photo of Takashi Amano Aquarium with an Eleocharis

Photo of Takashi Amano Iwagumi Aquarium

Photo of Takashi Amano Aquarium

Photo of Takashi Amano Aquarium with Anubias

Photo of Takashi Amano’s aquarium with blisk

Photo of Takashi Amano Aquarium with Bolbis

Photo of Takashi Amano’s aquarium with fast-growing plants

Photo of Takashi Amano’s Aquarium with Discussions

Photo of Takashi Amano Aquarium with Glossigigma

Photo of a Takashi Amano Aquarium with a Needle Hook

Photo of Takashi Amano’s aquarium with stones

Photo of Takashi Amano aquarium with hemianthus

Photo of Takashi Amano’s aquarium with snags

Photo of Takashi Amano aquarium with cryptocoryne

Photo Takashi Amano aquarium decorated with lava

Photo of Takashi Amano aquarium with lyleopsis

Photo of Takashi Aman Aquarium with Ludwigia

Photograph of Takashi Amano Aquarium with Micrantemum

Photo of Takashi Amano Aquarium

Photo of Takashi Amano Aquarium with neon

Photo of Takashi Amano Aquarium with ferns

Photo of Takashi Amano aquarium with riccia

Photo of Takashi Amano’s aquarium with rotala

Photo of Takashi Amano Aquarium

Photo of Takashi Amano’s Aquarium

Photo of Takashi Amano aquarium with a volume of 1000 liters

Other photos of Takashi Amano’s aquariums

More works by Takashi Amano
(photo can be increased LKM)

Unfortunately, Takashi Amano died on August 4, 2015.

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