Hawaii Mom Blog: Waikiki Aquarium to Host Annual Koi Show






January 24, 2018

Waikiki Aquarium to Host Annual Koi Show

Join the Waikiki Aquarium as it hosts its annual koi show on February 17 and 18, 2018.  The 11th Annual International Aloha Koi Show will feature a select number of top-quality koi for exhibit and display. In addition, koi experts from Japan will lead educational seminars.  

“The Koi Show is an exciting chance for guests to view the finest koi and broaden their knowledge of the different varieties,” said Dr. Andrew Rossiter, Waikiki Aquarium Director. “Our annual event also offers koi to be seen beyond their decorative purposes in ponds or gardens but rather, appreciated for its unique markings, cultural significance and much more.”

Nishikigoi commonly referred to as ‘koi’ originated in Niigata Prefecture, Japan, more than 200 years ago and have since become a popular ornamental fish throughout the world. The koi is the national fish of Japan and is a combination of art and biology. The ideal koi is large and symmetrical, with clear and distinct patterns, uniform colors and an overall healthy appearance. Koi experts judge for size, symmetry, pattern and color.

The 11th Annual International Koi Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 17 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 18 at the Waikiki Aquarium.  The exhibition is included with Waikiki Aquarium admission. However, guests may also purchase a two-day pass – a $24 value – for just $18.

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