International Koi Show


10th Annual International Koi Show

Saturday, February 11, 2017
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Waikiki Aquarium will host Hawaii’s largest koi show, featuring hundreds of top-quality koi for exhibit and display. In addition, koi experts will lead educational seminars and guests can enjoy a variety of authentic Japanese performances and keiki activities. Nishikigoi (brocaded carp), more commonly referred to simply as ‘koi,’ originated in Niigata Prefecture, Japan, more than 200 years ago and have since spread around the world.

Admission is $12 for non-members; $8 for Kama’aina and military with ID; $5 for senior citizens and juniors ages four to 12 and free for children three and under and Friends of the Waikiki Aquarium (FOWA).

Award Presentation

Awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, February 12th from 11 am at the show site. There will be a short discussion of the major winners by the judging team.
 
Awards for the open koi competition:

(1) Grand Champion
(1) Mature Champion (Over 28 inches, size 7)
(1) Adult Champion (20 inches – 28 inches, sizes 5 and 6)
(1) Young Champion (12 inches – 20 inches, sizes 3 and 4)
(1) Baby Champion (Under 12 inches, sizes 1 and 2)
(7) Best in Size

Size 1: Under 8”
Size 2: 8” – 12”
Size 3: 12” – 16”
Size 4: 16” – 20”
Size 5: 20” – 24″
Size 6: 24” – 28”
Size 7: Over 28”

(12) Best of Variety

1. Kohaku
2. Sanke
3. Showa
4. Utsuri
6. Koromo and Goshiki
7. Bekko and Kawarimono
8. Hikarimuji
9. Hikari Moyo and Hikari Utsuri
10. Gin Rin
11. Tancho
12. Long Fin

(1) Best Jumbo Prize
(84) First Place
Honorable Mention in select classes

Event Schedule:

Saturday February 11

  • Koi Exhibit and vendor booths – 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Opening Ceremony / Entertainment – Starting 10:00 AM
  • “Koi 101” seminar by Taro Kodama – 1:00 PM
  • Judge’s Dinner – 6:30 PM

 
Sunday February 12

  • Koi Exhibit and vendor booths – 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • “Marudo Koi Farm” seminar by Mr. Hirasawa – 10:00 AM
  • Awards Ceremony – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 
The two-day show is sponsored by Armstrong Foundation, Pagoda Hotel- a lite hotel and the Waikiki Aquarium.

Mahalo to our sponsors:
Armstrong Foundation Pagoda Hotel Aqua Aston