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Click 'Join Our Group' near the top of the page. Anyone is welcome, you don't need to have a koi or any art to contribute, just an appreciation for this beautiful fish.

How To Submit Deviations
Once you have joined, click 'Submit Art' near the top of the page.

Submission Guidelines
All mediums of art (including writing) are ok, as long as it includes koi, preferably as the main focus. G-rated only. Non-koi carp are allowed in moderation.


Letter Art - Koi by UsagiTenshi Letter Art - Koi :iconusagitenshi:UsagiTenshi 5 0 Koi And Flower by discoinferno84 Koi And Flower :icondiscoinferno84:discoinferno84 12 0 Digital Painting: Calm as I Can Be by UkuleleMoon Digital Painting: Calm as I Can Be :iconukulelemoon:UkuleleMoon 16 0 Akame Kigoi by DarkDragonofNight Akame Kigoi :icondarkdragonofnight:DarkDragonofNight 1 0 koi by EshMholl koi :iconeshmholl:EshMholl 20 6 Koi Pond by jkngai Koi Pond :iconjkngai:jkngai 1 0 Bookmark Tri Coloured Koi by jkngai Bookmark Tri Coloured Koi :iconjkngai:jkngai 1 0 Playful Aoi (Blue) Koi Kimono by jkngai Playful Aoi (Blue) Koi Kimono :iconjkngai:jkngai 1 0 Koi Fish by Maudpx Koi Fish :iconmaudpx:Maudpx 6 2 Tattoo Fish by IrishWhistler Tattoo Fish :iconirishwhistler:IrishWhistler 11 3 Yin Yang by moni158 Yin Yang :iconmoni158:moni158 22,101 674 Sunrise Koi by Esaki Sunrise Koi :iconesaki:Esaki 23 15 Koi Carps by Saidorak Koi Carps :iconsaidorak:Saidorak 160 75 Elemental Koi by Chazrael Elemental Koi :iconchazrael:Chazrael 14 17 Elemental Koi Inverted by Chazrael Elemental Koi Inverted :iconchazrael:Chazrael 2 5 shigeki.zumi: tattoo sketchbook: 008 + merch by fydbac shigeki.zumi: tattoo sketchbook: 008 + merch :iconfydbac:fydbac 2,734 101

Asagi (浅葱 “pale blue-green, indigo”, sometimes written 浅黄 “light yellow”) is one of the oldest types of koi. It was developed in Japan about 160 years ago from the Asagi Magoi, a common black carp (Magoi) with a genetic colour mutation.

Asagi koi are predominantly blue (ai, 藍 "indigo") and red/orange (aka or hi) fish with some white (shiro). Occasionally the blue may be grey and the red may be yellow. The blue should be a consistent shade over the body of the fish but individual scales should be darker in the middle and have a paler edge, resulting in a netting pattern. The red should be rich and bright with a good, crisp edge. White, if present, should be clear and unblemished with a porcelain-like sheen. Asagi koi usually have a blue back, red sides and a white belly. The head and fins are usually a paler shade of blue/grey or white with red on the cheeks and at the base of the fins. The blue tends to darken with age.

Konjo Asagi (紺青浅黄“Navy Blue Asagi”)
This variety of Asagi is the darkest, with a dark grey or almost black back. It is generally not used for showing but can be used for breeding other varieties of koi, they are also kept to provide contrast for brighter coloured koi.

Narumi Asagi (鳴海浅黄 “Asagi from Narumi”)
A medium blue variety of Asagi developed in the Narumi district. This is the most common type of Asagi used for showing.

Mizu or Akebi Asagi (水 or あけび 浅黄 “water or akebi? Asagi”)
The lightest blue Asagi.

Taki Asagi (滝浅黄 “waterfall Asagi”)
An Asagi with a white band between the blue back and the red sides.

Hi Asagi (緋浅黄 “red Asagi”)
An Asagi with red extending onto the back. The red mingles with the blue netting and may even reach the dorsal fin.

Shusui (秋翠 “autumn green”)
An Asagi with doitsu scaling type. See Doitsu article (coming soon).

Examples of Asagi Koi
(members leave a comment if you would like up to two of your Asagi koi deviations featured here)
:thumb490058503: Koi by Nso32 Koi Fish4 by Juicythepear Koi by embethe :thumb318467307:

Koi, Wikipedia.
Tetra Press 1989, The Tetra Encyclopedia of Koi, Blacksburg, VA.
Asagi, Northern Koi Club.
Pearls of wisdom gleaned over the years from the Australian Koi Forum.

Disclaimer: I have done my best to provide accurate information but I am not an expert on koi or the Japanese language, if you spot a mistake please send me a note.

Disclaimer #2: When I say features are ‘desirable’, ‘preferred’ or ‘should be’ a certain way I’m just talking about show standards and what breeders look for. The most beautiful koi is one that is happy, healthy and loved, regardless of its markings.

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ValerieJune Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I have not been on this site in quite awhile.  Is this group still going?  I would like to submit some of my artwork to Koi Club for approval. Thanks, Val
mitsukomitsuko Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this group still alive? none of the submissions are going through
DarthKawaii42 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for adding my clay koi fish! I'll upload it again once it's glazed and you guys can have a look :D Thank you!
triangulor Featured By Owner Edited Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey a koiclub! Rad! You guys must really like koi! Thanks for adding my picture :) I feel really happy it is in a club full of koi friends :)
mitsukomitsuko Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the request~!
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