Do you love Koi fishes?
A place where nature & man coexists. This is the place of Koi fishes as well.
How do you find the idea of seeing them swimming in agog twirling & twisting at the sight of the fish food being thrown into them.There’s something that we called many, something that we called plenty. But seeing them in real gazillions is a pretty frenzy sight!
I have seen the mouth of children being open for seconds & eyes sparkled with delight. Even adults are enamored by this pretty things called Koi, the lucky fish, the fish that legendary can swim up waterfalls! I am looking for another visit in this place, this time with my daughter. I am excited how she would react once she saw the Kois in the pond.
The oldest of the legends is the story of when Chinese philosopher Confucius was born a son in 533 B.C., King Shoko of Ro presented to him a Magoy, a black carp, as a gift. According to this legend, all modern-day Koi, and their bright colors, are from the Magoy given to Confucius by the king.
The legend says the Chinese then raised the Koi in their rice patty fields to be used for food, especially during the long winter months, and not for pets. The Chinese then passed on their knowledge of raising koi to the Japanese.
Raising koi in ponds began in Niigata, Japan during one particularly harsh winter.
Many of the attributes of the koi symbolize several lessons and even trials individuals often encounter in life. The Koi fish has a powerful and energetic life force, demonstrated by its ability to swim against currents and even travel upstream. Koi fishes symbolizes Good fortune, success, prosperity,longevity, courage, ambition & perseverance.
According to Japanese legend, if a koi fish succeeded in climbing the falls at a point called Dragon Gate on the Yellow River, it would be transformed into a dragon. Based on that legend, it became a symbol of worldly aspiration and advancement.
Another legend states that the Koi climb the waterfall bravely, and if they are caught, they face their death on the cutting board bravely like a samurai. In Japan, the word Koi refers primarily to the wild variety. As a result, many of the country’s symbolic meanings for the fish refer to the wild variety instead of the fish species as a whole. One of the primary reasons the fish is symbolic in Japanese culture is because it is known for swimming upstream no matter what the conditions are. These fish are even said to swim up waterfalls.
This is viewed as an absolute show of power because they will continue to swim upstream as if on a mission. They cannot be distracted or deterred by anything. Koi’s swimming downstream are considered bad luck.
Once again, Stella, Thank you for mentioning me in your post and giving this challenge. I felt that it’s really a challenge for me because of the time pressure, I have struggled to post everyday where in I don’t normally do. But in the end, I was pushed to post things with content that I love.
*The rule of this challenge is quite simple: Post a nature photo and nominate someone else per day for 7 days.
For my last post on this challenge, I wanted to nominate Becky of In Becky’s head on this 7 Days-Nature photo challenge .If you haven’t known, Becky is a real head turner. Aside from her looks, she has a good head on her shoulders , majoring in Physics & working on her PhD in Materials for gravitational wave ,how cool is that?
Take time to pass by her page,I knew she has a lot to offer & for us to learn from her posts.
She is also very passionate about reading, exploring new things & of course, food is close to her heart! Even without this challenge, I would always look up to her page for inspiration. I highly recommend for you to give time to check her awesome Blog.
To Becky, I know your hands are full & time is precious in our world, but if you would take on this challenge, I would appreciate it so much.If not, I still want you to know how much I appreciate you.
Thank you and I hope you have fun & enjoy the next 7-days writing about nature.