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Summary of facilities - purpose of establishment of Ojiya Nishikigoi no Sato
What is Nishikigoi?
Nishikigoi is the generic name for the carps
with beautiful colours and marking patterns.
They are sorted out from the edible carps,
called "koi" in Japanese.
The improvement of edible black carps into
Nishikigoi for appreciation started at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Through people's unceasing efforts black carps have now turned into exquisite Nishikigoi.


What is Ojiya Nishikigoi no Sato?
The city of Ojiya is the birthplace of Nishikigoi. Ojiya Nishikigoi no Sato is the only place in the world where a wide variety of live Nishikigoi are on display along with the materials showing the history of their improvements.
Nishikigoi are usually raised in mud ponds from spring to autumn, so their beautiful figures cannot be seen from a close distance during these seasons in breeding districts. In order to solve this problem, the city of Ojiya opened Nishikigoi no Sato in October, 1989, so that visitors can see genuine Nishikigoi, in their birthplace, swimming in clear water throughout the year.


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Information, Update, Up-date history
  Apr.17.2017 I stock the outside pond with a colored carp on Tuesday, April 25 at Sato of a colored carp. I'll cancel sale of food for a while from Monday, April 24 for physical condition management of carp again, so please accept it.
  Mar.10 2017 We renewed our website completely.
We wish for your continued patronage.
  Mar.10 2017 We operate a Facebook page. Please see together.
  Mar.10 2017 Nishikigoi no sato blog page has been closed. Currently not available.





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Ojiya Nishikigoi no Sato, located in the birthplace of Nishikigoi, is a municipal institution where various historical materials of Nishikigoi are on display.
  1-8-22, Jonai, Ojiya City, Niigata 947-0028
  [Tel/Fax]0258-83-2233  [E-mail]nishikigoi@ojiyasunplaza.jp (Sorry, but we will apply to inquiries in Japanese only.)

[Ojiya-shi designated manager]
Foundation Ojiya-shi Industrial Development Center
  1-8-25, Jonai, Ojiya City, Niigata 947-0028  Tel: 0258-83-4800