50th Anniversary All Japan Nishikigoi Show

Overview of Event

The “All-Japan Nishikigoi Show”, held annually at the end of January and beginning of February, will take place again this year at the Tokyo Ryutsu Center in Ota Ward, Tokyo. This show gathers the best Nishikigoi (colored carp) from all over Japan. This important competition is a festival of Japan’s national fish, what we might call the “World Cup” of Nishikigoi. The development of Nishikigoi in Japan started in the Edo period, as part of Japan’s traditional art and culture. There are also many very active overseas enthusiasts, and Nishikigoi are exported from Japan in large numbers.

Naturally, along with Japan’s cultural heritage as typified by Mt. Fuji and Japanese cuisine, we would like to convey this new, world-class Japanese culture to other countries, as part of the Cool Japan initiative. Popular enough to have warranted a special exhibition at the Shanghai World Expo, Nishikigoi boast many devotees, not only in Japan, but around the world. They are said to have originated in Niigata prefecture in Japan.

The 52th All Japan Nishikigoi Show

Venue: Tokyo Ryutsu Center (First Exhibition Hall, Second Exhibition Hall)
Heiwajima 6-1-1, Ota-ku, Tokyo

DATE:30sat .Jan 2021 30sat am9:00-pm5:00

Organizer: All Japan Nishikigoi Promotion Association
Sponsors: Zen Nippon Airinkai, Niigata Nishikigoi Council, Japan Ornamental Fish Association, All Japan Koi Society
Supported by: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tokyo Metropolis, Niigata Prefecture
Inquiries: All Japan Nishikigoi Promotion Association (

Offices: Hiu 174-1, Ojiya, Niigata
Tel / 0258-83-3345 Fax / 0258-83-5757

Participation in the exhibition

Only exhibitors can enter the show.
・We kindly ask for your cooperation to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
・We requests all exhibitors to wear face masks, sanitizing hands, and checking body temperature.
(Any exhibitors with a temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius or above, or cold-like symptoms will be denied from entering.)