The 1st Online Koi Show by AI judging

AI (artificial intelligence) has been becoming indispensable in various fields, and there is finally a movement to utilize its power in the Nishikigoi industry.

Sanshin Trading (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo), a member of the Tokyo branch of the All Japan Nishikigoi Promotion Association, has obtained the cooperation of the Promotion Association, Niigata University,  Zen Nippon Airinkai, etc. has developed and published new fun for Koi lovers, such as “My management” that allows you to record and predict the growth of your favorite Koi, and “Automatic size measurement” function that allows you to measure the size just by taking a picture. is the patented “analysis system”. Each item of “body shape”, “quality”, “pattern”, and “condition” has been added to “future potential” in the latest version (5 items), and AI that has learned a huge amount of past data scores. This makes it possible to judge by AI at online fairs. In the demonstration at the 6th Niigata Prefecture Koi Show, the top three prizes (Minister’s Award, Director’s Award, Over 80 BU) were the same results as the actual judging, proving its high reliability.

The 1st AirsKoi World Koi Show by All Japan Nishikigoi Promotion Association, will be held online for the first time in the world, and entries can be made through the AirsKoi app. There are thorough countermeasures against fraud, such as the adoption of a color palette so that the quality (color) of the photo does not affect the results, and a system that only allows photos taken with the app to be exhibited.


Since it is still under development, this time it will be Kohaku competition only, but why don’t you join the “world’s first” attempt?

Check out the detail at AirsKoi website

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RINKO was published in 1962 as the first Nishikigoi magazine in the world. Dr Takeo Kuroki organized Oita Airinkai (koi club) with 53 members. He wrote the most articles which were written on A5 size paper, printed in black and white and 28 pages long with his wife’s artwork on the front cover. When Dr Kuroki met our founder Shuji Fujita, they consulted on publishing his first book “Nishikigoi”. This created hundreds and thousands of “koi-kichi” (koi lovers/people crazy about koi). Their work together resulted in the success of RINKO Issue 15, the first cover printed in color. Since then their journey of introducing Nishikigoi culture to the world has blossomed.