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    Daihonmei aquitori's Avatar
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    Kohaku and the Japanese terms for pattern.

    Kohak: White koi with red markings. Probably the most common variety. The Hi should be deep red with well defined edges where it meets the white which should be pure and bright.

    Japanese terms for style of pattern:

    Tancho Kohaku: is a white koi with a red spot on its head.
    Inazuma Kohaku: has a continous red marking from head to the tail, but with variation.
    Nidan Kohaku: has two red markings.
    Sadan Kohaku: has three red markings.
    Yondan Kohaku: has four red markings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aquitori
    Kohak: White koi with red markings. Probably the most common variety. The Hi should be deep red with well defined edges where it meets the white which should be pure and bright.

    Japanese terms for style of pattern:

    Tancho Kohaku: is a white koi with a red spot on its head.
    Inazuma Kohaku: has a continous red marking from head to the tail, but with variation.
    Nidan Kohaku: has two red markings.
    Sandan Kohaku: has three red markings.
    Yondan Kohaku: has four red markings.
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    and Ohmoyo?

    and Kanoko?

    and........

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquitori
    Kohak: White koi with red markings. Probably the most common variety. The Hi should be deep red with well defined edges where it meets the white which should be pure and bright.

    Japanese terms for style of pattern:

    Tancho Kohaku: is a white koi with a red spot on its head.
    Inazuma Kohaku: has a continous red marking from head to the tail, but with variation.
    Nidan Kohaku: has two red markings.
    Sadan Kohaku: has three red markings.
    Yondan Kohaku: has four red markings.
    how about five, six, seven red markings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinh
    how about five, six, seven red markings?
    godan
    rokudan
    nanadan or sitidan?

    I think you just take the number and add dan (marking) at the end...

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    I have no idea how to spell it correctly, but you know that character with the long nose that is usually draped over a fence emphasing the nose.

    I have seen kohaku with that look of the long nose, and heard it identifed as
    "skeetz-skay".

    I just know in a fastly milling crowd of kohaku if you say nidan skeetz-skay, they know which one to net as opposed to pointing and just saying nidan (LOL)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dick benbow
    I have no idea how to spell it correctly, but you know that character with the long nose that is usually draped over a fence emphasing the nose.

    I have seen kohaku with that look of the long nose, and heard it identifed as
    "skeetz-skay".

    I just know in a fastly milling crowd of kohaku if you say nidan skeetz-skay, they know which one to net as opposed to pointing and just saying nidan (LOL)
    Hi Dick,

    Yeah, there's a famous Kohaku from Sakai Hiroshima from the Rose Bloodline named Tsuki Tsuke Rose. Your diction is right on the nose!

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    Koi Ages?

    Tosai for 1

    Nisai for 2

    Sansai for 3

    Yonsai for 4

    Gosai for 5

    Rokusai for 6

    Nanasai for 7

    Hassai for 8

    Kyusai for 9

    Jusai for 10

    Juissai for 11
    Junisai for 12
    what others? no too sure.

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    Kilroy was here.

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    Sheet Steve, didn't know you were that old...that's from WW2...Aloha! Mike

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