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    Thread: AboutKoi: Showa

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      AboutKoi: Showa

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      Great vid, Sidney!!! Thanks for posting that! I love a good Showa, but they're sure hard too find!! Most Tosai have waay too much sumi.... I may have to start shop'n Nisai!!
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      Very good effort to explain Showa, but it would have been better if a more traditional Showa had been used, with a follow-up focused on how this example evidences what has happened with Showa as a result of heavy crossing with Sanke. The discussion of motoguru, for example, would be confusing to anyone not familiar with Showa since the example has very poor motoguru. Indeed, the sumi in the pectorals is more like poor tejima in Sanke. The discussion about future expansion of the sumi was what would apply to a traditional Showa. The sumi of such Sanke-influenced Showa does not behave like the sumi of the traditional variety. It is a price paid to improve the quality of pigment. The example is so influenced by Sanke genetics that future expansion of the sumi is far less reliable than the narrator sugests. The example possesses traits which make it a desirable koi..... a good Sanke-like body form, good quality Sanke-like sumi, and good quality Kohaku-like beni. What it lacks as a Showa is more traditional patterning that gives Showa strong presence. But, it has enough to be definitely categorized as Showa.

      The video exemplifies the sorts of difficulties that arise in trying to explain Showa using the terms that applied to 20th century Showa when discussing 21st century Showa.

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