Kujaku

Kujaku

The Kujaku Koi is a metallic white koi with metallic orange markings and matsuba (pinecone) pattern to its scales on the back. Kujaku, meaning peacock, was first bred in 1960 by Toshio Hirasawa from a female Shusui and a male Kin Matsuba and Hariwake.

The Kujaku was originally included in the Kawarimono group which is a broad classification used for a wide variety of koi that do not fit into other classes. In recent years they have received a lot of attention and with their increasing popularity, are often judged in a category of their own.