The history of koi carp is closely linked to the history of farming, of which we are the proud custodians and interpreters.
Clearly, in this case, we are not referring to our region’s history, which is the soul and backbone of our company, but to that of Japan, which is a great source of inspiration for our work.
Carp were imported from China and introduced into the rice fields of Japan to feed on insects and larvae that threatened the crops and to ensure the cleanliness of the rice beds. The farmers noticed the spots on the bodies of some of the carp and began the exciting work of selective breeding that led to the characteristic colour mutations (Nishikigoi) and the development of the many fascinating varieties we see today.
This fish, capable of swimming against the current, is the protagonist of myths; according to Chinese legend, the carp obtains immortality after ascending the Yellow River to reach the Dragon Gate, embodying the strength of will and the ability to follow one’s own path. It is also at the centre of enchanting traditions in Japan, where its colourful effigy in paper or fabric flies over houses on the occasion of the Children’s Festival, propitiating the growth of strength and virtue in young men.