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Koi Windsocks

Koi Windsocks

I lived in Japan for a short while when I was a kid. I remember going up on the roof of our apartment building and watching as the carp streamers were whipped in the wind. I miss that. Catch the Wind has koinobori for Boy's Day and you can get one for each guy in the house.

  • This is a vintage print for magazine cut out. It is in showa period. There are 2 carps in a pond. We don't know who painted originally.

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  • Goldfish was bred from wild types of carp, around 960-1279 AD in China. Gradually they were introduced to Korea, Japan in 1502, and in 1611, goldfish were introduced to Portugal and from there to other parts of Europe. They came t... Goldfish was bred from wild types of carp, around 960-1279 AD in China. Gradually they were introduced to Korea, Japan in 1502, and in 1611, goldfish were introduced to Portugal and from there to other parts of Europe. They came to America sometime during the 1800's. Today there are over 500 species of goldfish found throughout the world. Goldfish come in different colors such as gold, pink and bronze. They possess the sub-colors such as calico and metallic. The colors on goldfish come from their skin, not their scales. Their scales are transparent. Goldfish skin will "tan' like human skin, and for the same reason. So goldfish kept in ponds (sunlight), will be darker and have more vibrant colors due to more pigmentation. If a goldfish is left in the dark it will turn almost white. Goldfish have the longest lifespan of any fish ever domesticated by humans. An average lifespan of a goldfish is about 5-10 years, they can live 20 years or more if properly cared for. The oldest recorded goldfish was one raised by a couple in England.It lived to be over 40. In Chinese, Korean and Japanese culture, goldfish is considered as an invitation and magnet to wealth, prosperity, and harmonious movement, especially in business and personal affairs. In Chinese, goldfish is pronounced Jin Yu. Yu sounds exactly like bounty/surplus. Therefore goldfish became a symbol of surplus and wealth, and a gift of goldfish is a blessing in the hope of good fortune. In Feng Shui, a painting of goldfish is regarded as having the same effect as an actual goldfish tank by practitioners. In ancient Greece, people believed goldfish enhanced good luck in marriage and relationships. Ancient Egyptians kept goldfish in the house as a lucky omen for the family and helped cheer up domestic situations. During the 1620s, it became a tradition in Southern Europe for married men to give their wives a goldfish on their one year anniversary. People believed goldfish signify good luck and fortune. As one of the most beautiful and versatile species of fish, goldfish is one of the most attractive creatures in an aquarium, home, hotel, restaurant and malls, or parks. It makes the surrounding pleasant and lively because its lovely appearance and elegant movements. They are adored by their beautiful colors and body configurations. But goldfish may not only be a thing of beauty. This fascinating creature have strong associative learning abilities, as well as social learning skills. They are able to distinguish their owners from strangers. Goldfish can also recognized the voice, vocal vibration, or sound of their owners and people around them. Goldfish have a memory-span of at least three months and can distinguish between different shapes, colors and sounds. The goldfish can be trained to recognize and to react to light signals of different colors or to perform tricks, such as the limbo, fetch, and soccer. Goldfish can be taught tricks. The fancinating youtube vedio can just prove that. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZQNMSTafcs&feature=player_embedded#! Goldfish and Koi are not the same species, even though they look very similar. They can interbreed, but produce sterile offspring that are not very colorful (but are very hardy). They have a genetic relationship similar to what donkeys are to horses. The female goldfish can lay almost thousands of eggs. The eggs hatch within 48-72 hours. Breeding occurs in indoor pools or aquariums throughout the year while in nature, it takes place most during the summer. The goldfish attracts good luck in the form of tranquility, wisdom and long life. It is one among the eight sacred symbols of the Buddha where they represent fertility, abundance and harmony with the flow of life. The Goldfish, Carassius auratus, was one of the earliest fish to be domesticated, and is still one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish and water garden fish. A relatively small member of the carp family, the goldfish is a domesticated version of a dark-gray/brown carp native to East Asia. It was first domesticated in China,960-1279 and introduced to Europe in the late 17th century. Goldfish can grow to a maximum length of 23 inches (159 cm) and a maximum weight of 9.9 pounds (4.5 kg), although this is rare; few goldfish reach even half this size. The oldest recorded goldfish lived to 49 years, but most household goldfish generally live only six to eight years, due to being kept in bowls. The collective noun for a group of goldfish is a "troubling." In 1162, the Empress of the Song Dynasty ordered the construction of a pond to collect the red and gold variety of those carp. By this time, people outside the imperial family were forbidden to keep goldfish of the gold (yellow) variety, yellow being the imperial color. This is probably the reason why there are more orange goldfish than yellow goldfish, even though the latter are genetically easier to breed. During the Tang Dynasty, it was popular to dam carp in ponds. As the result of a dominant genetic mutation, some of these carp displayed gold (actually yellowish orange) rather than silver coloration. People began to breed the gold variety instead of the silver variety, and began to display them in small containers. The fish were not kept in the containers permanently, but would be kept in a larger body of water, such as a pond, and only for special occasions at which guests were expected would they be moved to the much smaller container. The occurrence of other colors was first recorded in 1276. The first occurrence of fancy tailed goldfish was recorded in the Ming dynasty. In 1502, goldfish were introduced to Japan, where the Ryukin and Tosakin varieties were developed.In 1611, goldfish were introduced to Portugal and from there to other parts of Europe. Goldfish were first introduced to North America around 1850 and quickly became popular in the United States

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  • A cast brass carp makes a splash on your vanity. Brass Wipe with soft cloth 4"H, 3.75" diameter Imported

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  • Osharehonpo expresses mix taste of the old and new Japan in children's clothing. This tee features golden koi (carp) print uniquely, half top in front and tail in back. It is very cool, beautiful and perfect for kids as traditio... Osharehonpo expresses mix taste of the old and new Japan in children's clothing. This tee features golden koi (carp) print uniquely, half top in front and tail in back. It is very cool, beautiful and perfect for kids as traditionally in Japan, Koi are used as a symbols of the strength and determination - qualities that children are encouraged to acquire. Made in Japan of 100% cotton, available in two colours - black and pink. I love these tee's soft, tail wagging goodness for little ones

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  • Hand signed, open editions prints of one of Bryan Collins' first watercolor paintings. Printed on 11mil 77lb studio gloss photo paper. Super quality.

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  • The variety of carp against the muted gold background add visual texture to something that might otherwise appear childish or too pop.

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