coi, silkworms and lilypad, park visit photorama!

Tapestry announcing coi shop in JJ market:

coi draping at coi shop in JJ market

Some beautiful coi. Apparently coi can live for 10 years! Some huge ones were also for sale for 80000B (almost 3000$), they were 4 years old. Here are some normal sized ones.

Coi for sale at JJ market

goldfish for sale:

goldfish for sale in jj market

silkworm larvae:

silk worms

silkworms at agriculture fair in the park:

silk worms

lilypads in the rain:

lilypad under the rain

Finally, a heart-shaped lilypad just for you 🙂

i like this one because it's shaped like a heart!

What is your favorite place to connect with nature in your city?

2 Responses to “coi, silkworms and lilypad, park visit photorama!”


  1. 1 GEG August 12, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I love these pics, the one of the goldfish reminds me of the movie Sakuran where they are present throughout. Do koi have any symbolic significance there as they do in Japan?

    • 2 julielavoie August 12, 2010 at 9:34 pm

      Thanks! 🙂 Yeah, I watched Sakuran based on reading about it on your blog — so amazing! Visually stunning! Thanks a lot for recommending that movie. I love how they gave it a very punk, modern feel while being a period movie. I wonder which came first, Sakuran or Marie Antoinette, it’s almost a similar feeling, thought stylistically different.

      I thought exactly the same thing when I saw the goldfish one — especially the tank hanging over Yoshiwara that you keep seeing, so beautiful.

      I don’t know about the significance here. I think it’s just a pretty fish that people enjoy having outside. It’s super cheap to get normal ones too, you can get little ones for 3$ 2 feet ones are about 30$ each. What is the significance in Japan?


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