Summary of facilities - purpose of establishment of Ojiya Nishikigoi no Sato
What is Nishikigoi?
Nishikigoi is the generic name for the carps
with beautiful colours and marking patterns.
They are sorted out from the edible carps,
called "koi" in Japanese.
The improvement of edible black carps into
Nishikigoi for appreciation started at the beginning of the nineteenth
century. Through people's unceasing efforts black carps have now turned
into exquisite Nishikigoi.
What is Ojiya Nishikigoi no Sato?
The city of Ojiya is the birthplace of Nishikigoi. Ojiya Nishikigoi no
Sato is the only place in the world where a wide variety of live Nishikigoi
are on display along with the materials showing the history of their improvements.
Nishikigoi are usually raised in mud ponds from spring to autumn, so their
beautiful figures cannot be seen from a close distance during these seasons
in breeding districts. In order to solve this problem, the city of Ojiya
opened Nishikigoi no Sato in October, 1989, so that visitors can see genuine
Nishikigoi, in their birthplace, swimming in clear water throughout the
Information, Update, Up-date history
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