Koi is a national fish of Japan. This is also referred as Nishikigoi. Nishiki in Japanese means a colorful fish and Gairo Koi indicate carp. On the whole Nishikigoi means colorful carp. Koi is believed to have its origin in the Middle Eastern region, Iran. They had a variety of fish called Magoi. This was known as the common carp. More than thousands of years ago, Magoi was extensively traded as a principal food source to Japan, Western Europe and China. Koi was initially bred in Japan somewhere in the 1820’s in the town of Ojiya belonging to the Niigata prefecture. While these fish were bred for food, the brown colored fish at rare occasions produced blue and red mutations. The red and white variety fish breed was ultimately perfected and recognized as the contemporary ornamental Koi.
The contemporary and ornamental koi are painted and woven and captured on film to decorate our homes. It's an excellent choice when it comes to color and free flowing and a relaxing composition. Seems to work well in just the right room and that room then becomes a peaceful place to be.