Tokiwabashi Project


The Tokiwabashi Project in front of Tokyo Station is one of the projects that Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. and local governments collaborate.

The city of Ojiya joined the project and a pond to appreciate Nishikigoi was built in a largescale open space in front of the Nihonbashi Exit of Tokyo Station.

Tokyo Metropolis being under a state of emergency, all the opening related events of the pond were postponed, but release of Nishikigoi into the pond was carried out on 19th July, as scheduled.

A wide variety of 50 koi, collected from the members of the Ojiya Nishikigoi Fishery Cooperative, will surely entertain the eyes of people coming and going the square which is located within walking distance from Tokyo Station, Otemachi Station and Nihonbashi Station.

RINKO Online
Author: RINKO Online

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.