(nah' beh zoo' mee)
|Poor Sumi. Opposite of Urushi Zumi.
(nah' roo mee ah' sah gee)
|The normal Asagi pattern is considered
to be the Narumi Asagi, whose name resembles Narumi Shibori
(which refers to a traditional cloth pattern). Narumi
Asagi have a white netting created by Fukurin that surrounds
the indigo blue core of each scale.
(knee bahn' hee)
|Thin Hi. This is secondary Hi, and occurs
later in a Koi's development. It is most often seen in
the Kiwa. It makes an excellent Nishikigoi pattern appear
vague and takes away the brilliance of the contrast between
the Hi and Shiroji. Koi with Niban Hi rarely recover
a good Hi plate.
|Mirror shine. Niigata Ginrin, also called
Beta Gin, appeared primarily on the belly of Koi and
only rarely appeared up on the back. It was called Beta
Gin because the scales shined like a mirror. The problem
was that the shine looked weak from certain angles. Hiroshima
Ginrin is the improved version of Ginrin.
(knee' gah ta know' gyoh sigh)
|Niigata agriculture festival where the
Niigata Nishikigoi show is held. Only breeders in Niigata
compete at this show. The Koi show is held in Ojiya city
on the last weekend of each October. The 43rd show is
scheduled to take place in 2004. It is a part of the
National festival of Agriculture, Foresty and Fisheries.
The grand champion at this show is awarded the Minister
of Agruculture, Forestry and Fishereies prize.
(ni my' zah' she)
|Sashi that is two scales wide. Ni means "two".
Undesirable, as perfect Sashi should be exactly on scale
wide. Sanmai Zashi is 3 scales wide.
(ni' she key goy da' key)
|To handle Nishikigoi with bare hands.
Using bare hands to move large Nishikigoi is considered
optimal because a net can remove scales or cause injuries.
Only experienced, confident Koishi can move large Koi
(neh' zoo oh' gone)
|Grey metallic scaled Koi.
||Two, a Nidan Kohaku has two Hi plates.
||2 years old.
|Nose Zumi(no' she zoo' mee)
||Riding Sumi. Sumi that appears on Hi
plates. Also called Kasane Zumi.