|Nishikigoi - Still Waters is an incredible lavish hardcover photo book crammed full of the most breathtaking Koi images ever seen.
Still Waters revels in its non-conformity. It has been created simply out of a love of Koi and aspires only to convey that passion. In its pursuit of clarity it strives to reflect the nature of the enigma that is Nishikigoi and something of the essence of things Koi. Still Waters makes makes no allowance for convention and although some of the photos do have explanations - many do not. Those that do, try hard to say something, when there is nothing to say - nothing is said. I believe, and I sincerely hope you agree, that the simple beauty of all that Nishikigoi stands for is enough.
Still Waters has over 300 pages of totally unique material and is enduing testament to the beauty of Nishikigoi.
The book consists of three key elements:
The First Element - Water - consists of over 100 pages of fantastic Koi ponds from around the globe. For those who have yet to build their own dream Koi pond it offers a wealth of ideas and insights.
The Second Element - Fire - offers beautifully presented photos of some of the best Koi ever seen in totally original, highly innovative context. Included in this section is a unique and lengthy article on the subject of Tategoi - the most important single word in Nishikigoi. Written by the incomparable Peter Waddinton.
The Final Element - Earth - aspires to capture just a spark of the magic that is Nishikigoi - to help those that have experienced this magic territory revisit, and inspire those yet to journey to Niigata - to simply go there. This section contains stunning images of Japan that uniquely capture the masters of Koi and their mystical environment.
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