DISCUS CONTEST 2008 – additional photos

 

 

Japan – Saitama, 19-20 April 2008

 

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The winners of the first places in the 9 categories of the contest

 

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The winners of the first places in the 9 categories of the contest

 

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The winners of the first places in the 9 categories of the contest

 

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Some of the stands at the Discus Contest, with left the one from Kyushu, in the center the breeder of Alenquer red with a Cuipeuá red wild discus (both are in the Alenquer region), and the right stand was selling red spotted already packed in the bags to take away…

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If Europeans or Americans think they have nice aquatic plants, than you have not seen what they do underwater in Japan. Some of the most unknown fantastically arranged and uniquely planted aquarium plants have been shown during the Discus Contest…

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 …the plants underwater are arranged in the same manner as Japanese culture has it for centuries with their arrangement of foods, diner or packaged sweets as shown here left and centre. To the right we see to breakfast dishes, served in the nearby hotel: the upper (American) breakfast, beautifully arranged, was only eaten by Japanese and the sashimi and sushi (Japanese) breakfast by Heiko Bleher…

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…and the perfection in Japan does not stop underwater or in the food arrangements, but continuous on the streets. Like here the pavement is built to perfection for blinds to identify every single step and for the bicycle road there is a guard on every corner with a bright yellow jacket taking care they follow the correct (indicated – none smoking) route and that each bike is parked correctly (left). And if anyone should have a cold he (or she) walks around with a white face-cover, to avoid any possibility of transmitting the disease…

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…even the rice fields, here seen from the plane, are taken care off to perfection, into the smallest of details, like a Zen garden, and utilized to the last square inch

 
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The people: speakers judges and the organizing comity of the 2nd Japanese Discus Contest in Saitama

(Heiko in the red)

See also their website http://tahita.cocolog-nifty.com/tahita/
 

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