Enthusiast teaches Japanese art of goldfish scooping

Jun 23, 2016

Enthusiast teaches Japanese art of goldfish scooping

A common sight at summer festivals is people crouched over pools trying in vain to catch goldfish with a paper scoop. If only they knew how to do it. “You need to level the poi (paper scoop) underwater and scoop the goldfish from the ...

'Eco Edo' art aquarium is a different kettle of fish

Jul 29, 2014

'Eco Edo' art aquarium is a different kettle of fish

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Japan loves goldfish, especially in the summer, during which festival goldfish-scooping games are always popular and yukata (light summer kimono) and hand-held fans often sport goldfish patterns. The delicate sound of the furin wind chimes and images of fish swimming in clear water evoke ...

Nagoya hosts rare goldfish in first-of-its-kind display

Jul 17, 2013

Nagoya hosts rare goldfish in first-of-its-kind display

Three distinctive Japanese goldfish species, “jikin,” “izumo-nankin” and “tosakin,” were put on display at a special exhibition in Nagoya on Wednesday — the first time the three have been shown together, organizers said. Jikin, found in Aichi Prefecture, izumo-nankin, from Shimane Prefecture and tosakin, ...