Hirenaga 鰭長

Hirenaga 鰭長

Hirenaga 鰭長 Hire鰭 means dorsal fins, naga長 means long. Hirenaga Nishikigoi refers to Nishikigoi with long fins.   Hirenaga Nishikigoi was produced by Saitama Fisheries Research Institute. In 1977, the reigning Emperor (the Crown Prince at that time) visited there and...
Kanoko moyo 鹿の子模様

Kanoko moyo 鹿の子模様

Kanoko moyo 鹿の子模様 Kanoko moyo means a dappled pattern (traditional Japanese pattern). Kanoko pattern is named after the resemblance to the spots on the back of a fawn.   As the koi terms, Kanoko moyo shows color (Hi, Sumi, Yellow etc) dots on a center of white scales....