IAPLC 2010 World Ranking 22 ‘Enchanted Forest’

Enchanted Forest Michael G.W. Wong HONG KONG W120×D60×H60(cm) The way of driftwood arrangement is new and interesting. The driftwoods on both left and right side look like roots and branches of the tree, but the one in the center seems floating due to the buoyancy. This driftwood in the center makes the whole layout unbalanced. It could have been better if the driftwood were shifted to the right, and laid to the ground.

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IAPLC 2010 World Ranking 23 ‘A Sheer Morning’

A Sheer Morning Hironori Handa JAPAN W120×D45×H45(cm) This is a well organized concave composition layout. The left and right balance is good, and the layout has a depth. The idea of combining stones and slender driftwood is excellent, but the use of pebbles in the central part broke the balance of layout. It could be better layout, if this central pebble part were filled with aquatic plants.

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IAPLC 2010 World Ranking 24 ‘Profound’

Profound Lee Do Jae KOREA W100×D50×H50(cm) This layout was also meticulously created by combining stones and driftwood. The plants were carefully planted in details. However, the rock arrangement and the direction of driftwood were all disorganized, and the whole layout lost focus. The layout could be better if all these points were well organized.

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IAPLC 2010 World Ranking 25 ‘Green Breeze in May’

Green breeze in May Junichi Itakura JAPAN W120×D45×H45(cm) The natural look of stones and bright green color aquatic plants are well harmonized. Twiggy driftwood also became a good accent in the layout. Densely planted green stemmed plants around the stones match well with the rock arrangement, but the red stemmed plants gave impression of only growing halfway. The layout composition would have been clearer without them.

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IAPLC 2010 World Ranking 26 ‘Tree Crown’

Tree Crown Takehiko Honoki JAPAN W120×D60×H45(cm) This layout is organized well with a clear concave composition. The selection of driftwood and fish is excellent, however the left side was relatively heavy as the thick driftwood tip was exposed. Slender driftwood was also used on the right side, lying horizontally. But the layout balance becomes good if slender driftwood was placed more upright position, and the thick driftwood in lying position.

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