Monday, January 31, 2011
Nittoh Guiofu: Gensen Kanda, on Japanese fish
Gyotaku is the art and technique of Japanese fish rubbing. The first Gyotaku prints were created to preserve a true record of the size and species caught by Japanese anglers. The oldest known prints were commissioned in 1862 by Lord Sakai in the Yamagata Prefecture to preserve the memory of a record catch.
Fish prints are so accurate that Nippons' fishing contest winners are determined by Gyotaku prints. A well executed Gyotaku yields an image so accurate and detailed that it can become a useful tool for scientific study.
Fish mural painting from Thai temple in Bodhgaya, Bihar, India
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Did you know?
That the lawmakers in Rome have banned fish bowls? Monica Cirinna, the councillor behind this law, stated, "It's good to do whatever we can for out animals who, in exchange for a little love, fill our existence with their attention."
"You can judge the morality of a nation by the way the society treats itsanimals." ~Mahatma Gandhi
These are the only fish that belong in a bowl
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Does this look like a happy Betta to you?
Barely any room to get air
and forget about blowing a bubble nest :(
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At the Radisson SAS hotel in Berlin Mitte, you can zip up and down the building in an elevator that’s encased inside a giant aquarium. At 25 meters tall, and 11 meters wide, the aquarium is the largest acrylic glass cylinder in the world and contains 900,000 liters of sea water and 56 different species of fish. A pair of divers undertakes daily cleaning and fish feeding activities.