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    Glossary of terms used in koi appreciation

    Post  anubisram on Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:15 pm

    Glossary of words used in the description and appreciation of Nishikigoi

    PRONUNCIATION
    A = ah as in pa, ma
    E = eh as in lend
    I = ee as in bee
    O = oh as in oak, ditto
    U = uu as in moo, boo
    Ai = eye as in pie, kite
    Ei = aye as in yeah or plate

    Ai = indigo blue
    Ai-no-Fuki =(eye no foo key) indigo crescents on hi plates
    Ai – Sashi = (eye sa she) indigo sashi
    Aka = (ah ka) general word meaning red
    Beni = a stronger red colour
    Doh hi = Hi on the body
    Doh Zumi = Sumi on the body
    Fukurin = (who coo reen) skin between scales creating a netting pattern
    Gin = (geen) silver, metallic
    Hanatsuki = Hi that reaches to the nose (demerit)
    Hachiware =(ha chee wa reh) pattern on head that divides part black part white
    Hi =(hee) red. Aka and Beni all mean red but there are subtle distinctions
    Hi-moyo = red pattern as in kohaku
    Ichimatsu = (ee chee math sue) chequered pattern
    Inazuma = lightning strike pattern
    Ipponhi = (ee pohn hee) one long Hi plate
    Jyami = (Ja me) small sumi dots on varieties with Sumi (demerit)
    Kage – (kah geh) shade or shadow
    Kata Zumi = Sumi patch on shoulders
    Ki = yellow
    Kin = (keen) gold metallic
    Kin Gin Rin = (keen geen deen) gold over red or silver over white or black
    Kiwa = sharpness of all the edges of the pattern
    Kokesuki = lighter area in the hi plate due to injury or scale loss (demerit)
    Kuchibeni – lipstick
    Kuchi Zumi = sumi on the mouth
    Kuragake = saddle shape Hi or Sumi
    Madoaki = window of shiroji in the hi plate (demerit)
    Maki = wrap of the pattern below the lateral line desirable in kohaku or koi based on a kohaku pattern
    Maezashi = same as sashi
    Maruten = round red spot on the head accompanied by other patches of hi on the body
    Matsuba = pine cone or netting pattern
    Menkaburi = Hi extending over the eyes (demerit especially in kohaku)
    Menware = same as Hachiware
    Motoaka = Hi at the base of pectoral fins desirable in Shusui and Asagi only
    Motoguro = (moh toe goo row) black at the base of pectoral fins
    Moyo = pattern
    Muji = solid colour
    Nidan = two (usrd in description of kohaku patterns – two hi plates)
    Odome = the line between the last colour and shiroji in the tail section
    Odome Hi = red on the tail section
    Odome Zumi = Sumi on the tail section
    Sandan = three (three hi plates)
    Sashi = the leading edge of the pattern (nearest the head) where the overlap of a white scale over a scale with strong colour causes a blurred effect
    Sashi Zumi = where the black scale is underneath another scale causing a dark blur
    Shimi – undesirable black spots on a koi with no sumi
    Shiro = white
    Shiroji = white ground or background
    Sora = sky
    Sumi = black
    Tobihi = an unnecessary red scale not part of the pattern
    Toh hi = red on the head
    Tsubo = a critical area
    Tsubo Zumi = critical sumi that balances the pattern
    Ushirogiwa = the black edge
    Yakko = Hi on asagi cheeks
    Yondan = four as in four step kohaku
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    Re: Glossary of terms used in koi appreciation

    Post  sheryl on Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:51 am

    That's a good list! for those like me who don't know all the Japanese names very useful.

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    Post  Guest on Mon May 25, 2009 9:24 am

    can you help me then any idea what this means



    i am trying to find a symbol for koi carp as people want plaques saying that or something similar
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    Re: Glossary of terms used in koi appreciation

    Post  anubisram on Mon May 25, 2009 10:05 am

    from Mark Gardners research over in Japan the true Kanji symbols for Nishikigoi are


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    Re: Glossary of terms used in koi appreciation

    Post  Guest on Mon May 25, 2009 10:08 am

    anubisram wrote:from Mark Gardners research over in Japan the true Kanji symbols for Nishikigoi are

    thats great dose all 4 of them say that or just the last 2 which look like mine
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    Re: Glossary of terms used in koi appreciation

    Post  anubisram on Mon May 25, 2009 10:11 am

    the last two kanji mean Goi or Koi
    Nishiki is the first two
    the true japanese meaning of the kanji is "fish living near people wearing gold cloth" which is the japanese translation of Nishikigoi


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    Re: Glossary of terms used in koi appreciation

    Post  Guest on Mon May 25, 2009 10:13 am

    anubisram wrote:the last two kanji mean Goi or Koi
    Nishiki is the first two
    the true japanese meaning of the kanji is "fish living near people wearing gold cloth" which is the japanese translation of Nishikigoi

    thanks thats fantastic
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    Re: Glossary of terms used in koi appreciation

    Post  valleykoi on Mon May 25, 2009 12:04 pm

    What a guy!!


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    Post  Guest on Mon May 25, 2009 12:06 pm

    valleykoi wrote:What a guy!!

    he s a great help m8

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