Blue Koi in Maruoka Castle

Filmmaker Dan Savage took this picture of a uniquely colored koi found in the ponds of Maruoka Castle, the second oldest standing castle in Japan.

Beyond the unusual blue color overall, the mottled burgundy and indigo effect from the more vividly colored scales on this carp’s back makes it even more attractive to me. I could be wrong, but I would guess this fish would be prized far more than a basic $500 nishikigoi specimen.

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Very cool. The shame of the matter is that Maruoka Castle itself is kind of lackluster — it looks way bigger from a distance than it actually is.

On the other hand, about 10–15 minutes' walk from the castle is perhaps the best ramen shop in Fukui prefecture, so that's cool, I guess.
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A stunning blue, indeed! I'd love to see a more detailed picture of this mysterious coloured fish. It's quite gorgeous and a bit surreal as I have never seen a koi that was fully blue before.
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