Champion Nishikigoi
Champion Nishikigoi
Champion Nishikigoi
Imported Japanese Koi

Kin Gin Rin Koi Variety

Ginrin Chagoi koi variety
Ginrin Chagoi
Ginrin Showa koi variety
Ginrin Showa
Ginrin Matsukawabake koi variety
Ginrin Matsukawabake

Koi with shiny golden or silvery scales are called "Kinginrin." Shining white scales are referred to as "Ginrin," and shining scales within red markings as "Kinrin." Ginrin are further classified by their appearance into Tama (ge)-gin, Pearl-ginrin and Diamond-ginrin, etc. Diamond-ginrin shine most brilliantly among all Ginrin, and seem to appear distinctly all over the body. Kinginrin have been bred into almost all varieties of Nishikigoi.

However, Kohaku, Taisho Sanshoku, Showa Sanshoku and Kikarimono, etc. with ginrin seem to rank high in viewing value, as may be expected. The point for appreciation is of course the intensity of ginrin's glitter. Koi with distinct ginrin from the shoulder to the back are highly valued.