Feb 15, 2014 to Feb 16, 2014
WAIKIKI AQUARIUM TO HOST LARGEST KOI SHOW IN HAWAI‘I
*7th Annual International Aloha Koi Show to Take Place February 15 & 16*
HONOLULU, HI (January 31, 2014) – The Waikiki Aquarium will host Hawai‘i’s largest koi show on Feb. 15 and 16. The 7th Annual International Aloha Koi Show will feature hundreds of top-quality koi for purchase and display, in addition to educational seminars given by koi experts, a variety of authentic Japanese performances and keiki activities.
Live entertainment for the weekend-long event includes Japanese Koto music presentations.
“The 7th Annual Koi Show at the Waikiki Aquarium has grown to become one of the top koi shows in the United States, thanks to our knowledgeable koi judges and experts to guide guests during their visit,” said Waikiki Aquarium Director Andrew Rossiter, Ph.D. “Nishikigoi, more commonly referred to simply as ‘koi’, will be judged on size, symmetry, pattern and color. A desirable koi is large and symmetrical, with clear and distinct patterns, uniform colors and an overall healthy appearance.”
“The koi is the national fish of Japan, and the Aloha Koi Show showcases the rich Japanese heritage here in Hawai‘i. Koi are a combination of art and biology and serve as a cultural bridge between the East and West.”
Sponsored by Armstrong Builders, Pagoda Hotel- a lite hotel and the Waikiki Aquarium, the 7th Annual International Koi Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 15 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 16. The exhibition is included with Waikiki Aquarium admission.
ABOUT THE WAIKIKI AQUARIUM
Founded in 1904 and administered by the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa since 1919, the Waikiki Aquarium is located on the shoreline of Waikiki Beach next to a living reef and across from Kapiolani Park. The Aquarium – second oldest in the U.S. – showcases more than 500 marine species, and maintains more than 3,500 marine specimens. Public exhibits, education programs and research focus on the unique aquatic life of Hawai‘i and the tropical Pacific The Aquarium welcomes more than 320,000 visitors annually, and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except Honolulu Marathon Sunday and Christmas Day. Admission is $12 for visitors; $8 for local residents, active duty military with ID; $5 for Juniors ages 4-12, Seniors (65+) and persons with disabilities; and free for children 3 and under and Friends of Waikiki Aquarium (FOWA) members.
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