Champion Nishikigoi
Champion Nishikigoi
Champion Nishikigoi
Imported Japanese Koi

Kohaku Koi Variety

Kohaku koi variety
Kohaku

The Kohaku is the most popular variety of Nishikigoi. So much so that there is an expression, "Koi avocation begins and ends with Kohaku." It is also the most difficult to understand. There are various tones of "red" color - red with thick crimson, light red, highly homogeneous red, blurred red, and so on. And there are all sorts of "Kiwa (the edge of the pattern)" -scale-wide Kiwa, razor-sharp Kiwa, and Kiwa resembling the edge of a torn blanket, etc. Shades of white ground (skin) are quite diversified too -- skin with soft shade of fresh-unshelled, hardboiled egg, skin with hard shade of porcelain, yellowish skin, and so forth.