is the term applied to the metallic version of the
The term 'hikari' translates to 'metallic.' This koi
class includes the Kin Showa (metallic Showa with a golden
shine), the Gin Showa (metallic Showa with a silver shine),
the Gin Shiro (metallic Shiro Utsuri), the Kin Ki Utsuri
(metallic Ki Utsuri), and the Kin Hi Utsuri (metallic Hi
The color of a hikari utsuri koi must be unblemished, uniform,
dense, and shiny. Luster of the skin is an important
consideration for this koi type.
The pattern criteria for Showa and Utsuri are applicable to
Hikari Utsuri. In addition, luster of the skin and fins
(especially the pectoral fins) is important.
Please see separate article on
The Ideal Koi Body.