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Japanese Kingyo Goldfish Pop Art Print

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Japanese Kingyo Goldfish Pop Art Print

from 20.00

Kingyo [きんぎょ・金魚], Japanese for goldfish, is one of the most easily recognisable summer symbols in Japan. It is the star of its own Kingyo Sukui [金魚すくい or 金魚掬い] game, an over 100 year old traditional goldfish scooping game, that is often the feature event at the popular summer festivals throughout Japan—beloved to this day equally with adults as with kids.

Kingyo’s kanji characters of 金 (kin) for ‘gold’ and 魚 (gyo) for ‘fish’, originating from Chinese, give goldfish an auspicious significance. The character for ‘fish’ (魚) in Chinese is a homophone to 余 (yú), meaning ‘surplus’ or ‘in excess of’. This thus embodies kingyo as a symbol of inviting abundance of wealth and prosperity into your home.

The red and the shimmering golden colours of the goldfish, alongside the calming water blues and bright pond greens are synonymous with the ‘summer colours’ or 夏色 [natsu iro] in Japan. Our Kingyo print, as a part of our Japanese summer print collection, celebrates this marvellous, beautiful, and auspicious creature as the iconic symbol of the traditional Japanese warm, sunny, tranquil summer days.

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Kingyo [きんぎょ・金魚], Japanese for goldfish, is one of the most easily recognisable summer symbols in Japan. It is the star of its own Kingyo Sukui [金魚すくい or 金魚掬い] game, an over 100 year old traditional goldfish scooping game, that is often the feature event at the popular summer festivals throughout Japan—beloved to this day equally with adults as with kids.

Kingyo’s kanji characters of 金 (kin) for ‘gold’ and 魚 (gyo) for ‘fish’, originating from Chinese, give goldfish an auspicious significance. The character for ‘fish’ (魚) in Chinese is a homophone to 余 (yú), meaning ‘surplus’ or ‘in excess of’. This thus embodies kingyo as a symbol of inviting abundance of wealth and prosperity into your home.

The red and the shimmering golden colours of the goldfish, alongside the calming water blues and bright pond greens are synonymous with the ‘summer colours’ or 夏色 [natsu iro] in Japan. Our Kingyo print, as a part of our Japanese summer print collection, celebrates this marvellous, beautiful, and auspicious creature as the iconic symbol of the traditional Japanese warm, sunny, tranquil summer days.

Prints are printed with bleed on a high quality heavyweight 192g/m2 stock Epson Enhanced Matte Paper on an Epson Stylus Pro using 100 year lasting pigment ink technology.

Prints are packaged with care, and shipped in sturdy rigid protective envelope with a cardboard backing inside a clear sleeve for 8×10 prints, or in a kraft cardboard tube for larger size prints.

*Frame is not included. Our prints are offered in the most popular sizes, and work well with IKEA or other local store ready-made frames.