Glossary

A collection of terms that have been acquired over the years.  If we are missing some, please let us know and if there are any errors, again, please let us know.

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Hikarimuji
Single-colored metallic koi, with or without reticulation.
Hikariutsuri
Black based, metallic utsurimono class and showa class.
Himo zumi
String sumi. Shape of sumi that is long and thin, like string, but not necessarily straight.
Hinomaru
Red disc - as in the national flag of Japan and as featured in the tancho variety.
Hire
Fin
Hirenaga Koi
Long-finned or butterfly koi (not accepted as a koi variety in Japan).
Hiroshima (Gin) (Kin-Gin-Rin)
A scale type of the kinginrin with sparkles like a diamond. Also called daiya. Kinginrin as cracked glass or diamond gin rin. Scales have bright lines running across them.
Hisoku
A yellow-green color of the midorigoi of the kawarimono.
Hitomoji zumi
Hito pattern. V or Y hachiware zumi pattern.
Hoaka
Hi over gill plate.
Hon
Correct
Hon zumi
Solid, sanke type markings.
Hoo-Kazuki
Red cheeks
Hoshi
Hoshi means star. It is the development of Hi from the center of the scale outward as Hi develops. Like a star burst. As the Hi develops the Hoshi becomes a full scale Hi.
Hotsujiro
Four white areas on a koi. Possibly Yotsujiro
Houki zumi
Broom sumi. Sumi on pec fins.
Ichi
1
Ichi bu
Size 1.
Ichimatsu
Checkerboard.
Icho
Gingko
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