Takashi Amano (1954-2015)
Takashi Amano was born in Niigata-shi (Former Maki-machi), Niigata, Japan in 1954.
His career encompassed a wide range of activities as an aquascape creator, the CEO of
Aqua Design Amano Co., Ltd. and an ecology & landscape photographer. He had incorporated ecosystem and other elements found in nature to aquatic plant layout and established his own unique style called “Nature Aquarium”. In 1982, Amano founded Aqua Design Amano. The company attracted much attention for its aquarium equipment “Nature Aquarium Goods” featuring excellent quality and design. In 1992, Amano published a photo book “Glass no Naka no Daishizen”. This book was translated into seven languages. Also he provided numerous lectures based on his extensive experiences in nature and his activities as an aquascape creator in Japan and also around the world, including Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Russia, India, and the U.S.A.
Since 2012 Amano produced and maintained large-scale Nature Aquarium layouts including a 7-meter long, a 4-meter long, and a 3-meter long aquarium in Sumida Aquarium in Tokyo Skytree Town. In 2015, Amano produced the world’s largest Nature Aquarium, a 40-meter long aquarium with a total water volume of 160 tons at Oceanário de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal and attracted a lot of interest.