Koi — the word means “carp” in Japanese — were first bred for their color in the 1820s. What are known as koi in English are referred to in Japan as nishikigoi (literally meaning "brocaded carp"). In Japanese, koi is a homophone for another word that means "affection" or "love"; koi are therefore symbols of love and friendship in Japan.
- Solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print
- 3 ¾ x 1 ¼ inches