The Dutch Nishikigoi Net opened in August 1996.
Nishikigoi is the Japanese word for Koi, the literal
translation meaning "brocaded coloured carp".
When the day is done, wanna unwind? Come sit in the shade
by the pond. Listen to the water cascading down the waterfall. Watch the
fish glide through the water. Feel the breeze blow across your back.
As night falls, the trickling water is still there,
though the breeze is now a ghost of its former self. The cricket's chirp
is heard from all around. A new sound soon appears if you are still. The
calls of toads and frogs to their distant mates begin to arise from the
The occasional splash can be heard as the fish hit
some insect or the other on the surface. The moonlight dances across the
water on some nights, creating a surreal scene where the sky and the earth
come together in a shimmering dance of light and dark.
Okay, so now you want a fish pond, huh? Of course it's
not all quiet relaxation! More than once I came close to dunking the cat
as she considers a fishing trip!
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