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The NA Party – a fantastic event which makes the grand finale of the International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (IAPLC) each year. After its absence in 2015, we will bring the party back this year in Niigata, Japan - where everything about the Nature Aquarium starts! The party will be the world’s premiere of the top winning works at the IAPLC 2016 and its awarding ceremony. The 2nd day of the party includes a presentation of ADA’s newest products and other fun events in its headquarters.

Moreover, the Niigata sightseeing tour (approx. optional fee JPY5,000) and aquascaping events in the Nature Aquarium gallery will be organized on October 3 – 4. For our guests from outside of Japan, we will also hold a dinner party at a Japanese temple. Further details will be announced through the ADA weekly newsletter and official website.

Anyone who is interested in planted aquarium is invited to the party!
We look forward to meeting fellow hobbyists in Niigata, Japan!!

Date / Venue

October 1 – 4, 2016

October 1: Hotel Nikko Niigata 4F
October 2-4: Aqua Design Amano Headquarters

Event contents

October 1, Saturday
The Nature Aquarium Party 2016

Venue: Hotel Nikko Niigata 4F
12:30 Check-in
13:30 Opening

Part I: Awarding ceremony
World premiere of top winning works at the IAPLC 2016
Comments on the top 7 layout works from the contest judges
Awarding ceremony of the IAPLC 2016

Part II: Buffet party

□Hotel Nikko Niigata official website:

October 2-4
Events at ADA Headquarters

Venue: Aqua Design Amano Headquarters, Niigata

Event contents
Visiting of the 4m long aquarium at Mr. Takashi Amano’s private residence
Nature Aquarium Gallery * Taking pictures is permitted only at this event.
Presentation of ADA new products.
* All the party participants will receive commemorative gifts limited to the Nature Aquarium Party 2016.