Luxury carp making comeback outside Japan

| Sep 26, 2016

Luxury carp making comeback outside Japan

The popularity of nishikigoi carp is growing outside Japan. Known as the “swimming jewel,” one nishikigoi can fetch up to tens of millions of yen. Exports from the Tokai region, an area that actively breeds and raises Japanese brocaded carp, grew to ¥264 million ...

The colorful lure of carp

Dec 13, 2009

The colorful lure of carp

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Two milestones were achieved at this year’s All-Japan Show for Nishikigoi, or ornamental carp, which was held last month in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture. The first was as spectacular as it was bizarre: The fish that was named Grand Champion was a giant, literally. While ...