The Koi fish is an ornamental fish that has been domesticated from the common carp. They are usually kept outdoors and serve as decoration to many gardens. It’s fairly common to see koi ponds in Japan, although the history shows that they originally come from China. One of the things that distinguish them is the wide variety of colors they can have – from red to blue, black to white, and even gold or pink – as well as some type of scales and patterns.
For Japanese people, koi are like a lucky charm. They believe the koi represents love, luck, wealth, a successful career and prosperity. Each Japanese Koi is usually linked to a different symbol: a blue koi is meant for serenity; the gold koi brings wealth; the blue, red and gray koi bring positivity; the metallic koi brings business success. It’s not uncommon to see in Japan some Japanese koi being passed down from generation to generation, as a family tradition.
Besides its beauty, the koi has a