Yes, you can eat koi (Japanese carp). The thing is, why would you? There are all kinds of much tastier fish in Japan and besides, koi carry various symbolisms like resilience, strength of character, success, and prosperity, so it doesn't sound proper to make sashimi out of them. They are much better swimming in a pond, especially the nishikigoi red and orange variety that started in Niigata Prefecture's Yamakoshi, 150 years ago. And which is reproduced in detail in the Omoshiroi Block Nishikigoi Koi Carp Memo Pad decorative objet made of, believe it or not, cut paper.
The Omoshiroi Block Nishikigoi Koi Carp Memo Pad is made up of 20 different sheets of quality Japanese paper very carefully cut and arranged. The sheets are overlaid in a such way as to give the image depth and you can almost see the three fish moving in the bottom of their pond among lotus leaves. Made as a desktop ornament, this image is quintessentially Japanese and is almost too attractive to use!
The Omoshiroi Block Nishikigoi Koi Carp Memo Pad features:
- 3D scene memo pad
- Dimensions: 91 x 128 x 7 mm (3.5 x 5 x 0.3")
- Sheets: 20
- Weight: 50 g (1.7 oz)
- Materials: paper, aluminum, acrylic