Japanese Kanji Characters for "Nishikigoi"
WHAT IS NISHIKIGOI?
Nishikigoi, often referred to as Koi, is a variation of carp fish which through selective breeding have evolved to display a variety of patterns and colors. In addition to this, selective breeding has been used to produce Koi with traits such as large bodies, reflective scales, metallic-like skin, variated-scale patterns and light reflective luster. These magestically colored carp originated in Yamakoshi village in Niigata prefecture of Japan. Considered to be lucky, Koi have garnered much attention worldwide by pond and aquarium enthusiasts.
KOITAXI.COM NISHIKIGOI VARIETIES
some of the varieties of Koi which we distribute
Of all the varieties of Nishikigoi available today, the most popular, most expensive, and most sought after are those of the GOSANKE class. The GOSANKE class is comprised of three varieties; most often referred to as KOHAKU, SHOWA, and SANKE, these three varieties branch off into additional subcategories which describe different traits or patterns.
GIN RIN KOHAKU
GIN RIN SHOWA
GIN RIN SANKE
GIN RIN KUJAKU
KIN KI UTSURI
GIN RIN CHAGOI
DOITSU METALLIC OCHIBA
There are more varieties still that are not listed here, and each new year shows promise of new patterns, colors and styles. KOITAXI.COM wishes everyone a happy journey into the art of Nishikigoi.