Nishikigoi(colored carp) are gaining increasing recognition in Japan and abroad as well.
Nowadays the contests of carps are held aborad as well.
Fascinated by their fantastic beauty, I enjoyed photographing carps.
I photographed the ones that I thought had particularly good colors and spot patterns among various types of carps. The different patterns of each carp are mesmerizing!
Since we usually only had the opportunity to see koi against a blue background like a plastic sheet, we wanted to create an image like a Japanese painting where we could see the carp dancing on a gold folding screen, so we photographed in a special tank that we customized ourselves.
Please take a look at these images of carp swimming gracefully on Nais Pictures.