Bamboo has a slim body which looks weak but is actually strong. It bends but not break under strong wind, symbolizing a man who is always ready, flexible yet firmly rooted. Snow-covered bamboo represents the ability to spring back in the face of adversity. Besides, we can always find wisdom in the hollow insides of bamboo, that when we have emptied our mind of prejudices, pride and fear, we are open to possibilities. Being one of the fastest-growing plants in the world, bamboo also tells us that we have to keep moving but not giving up.

Bamboo in its simplicity expresses its usefulness, strength, flexibility, resilience, wisdom and positiveness. It is a natural material that is impossible to be replaced by another one which looks exactly the same, while putting its natural beauty to good account.

Bamboo is special with a lot of meanings. Bird’s Eye Aquarium in bamboo will definitely give different persons different feelings in different times. We hope to spread this great material which represents Japan to the world by all means.

Acknowledgement: Established in Kyoto for almost 90 years, Okamura Chikuzai - a historic bamboo product maker - is the bamboo supplier and decorator of Bird’s Eye Aquarium.