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  • Word of the day "Yamatonishiki"

    Man say that 10 times real fast.... I think Nishiki can be explained as well..


    Joe
    It's a living creature (chit happens)
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    It's a metallic Sanke.

    http://www.koi-bito.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1588
    Koi-Unit

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    • #3

      Originally posted by jnorth
      very good Metallic Sanke.. But how did this word come about...
      It's a living creature (chit happens)

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      • #4

        "Literal" meanings:

        Nishiki: brocade (so Nishikigoi is "brocaded carp")
        according to the little I have read, the term nishikigoi only began to be used after WWII, previously there had been a series of other terms for koi.

        Yamatonishiki : Japanese brocade

        Brocade is a heavy, sumptuous type of fabric that is usually rich in design - often floral or leaves. I believe that the patterns are created from raised threads, like embroidery. It is generally shiny, at least the raised design part. In the past, brocaded fabrics were used for the clothing of nobility.

        So, a brocaded carp is dressed in beautiful colors and patterns of fine quality, I reckon!

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        • #5

          You make it sound so Romantic!
          Koi-Unit
          " Da Best" Chapter
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          • #6

            Originally posted by Akinosan
            You make it sound so Romantic!
            Hahahaha -well it is! You'd really love my epic poem, "Ode to the Nitrite Cycle."

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            • #7

              Originally posted by mulberryjen
              Hahahaha -well it is! You'd really love my epic poem, "Ode to the Nitrite Cycle."
              Akinosan has the best, "Ode to Ammonia..."
              The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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              • #8

                If it's yellow, let it mellow
                Koi-Unit
                " Da Best" Chapter
                xxx

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