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Old name for Niigata Prefecture. Echigo ginrin includes beta-gin, kado-gin, tama-gin.
Book of Nishikigoi patterns that were hand drawn before cameras were invented.
The Enyu is one of the midorigoi types bred by the late Tadao Yoshioka. It came from a cross between a male shusui and a female midorigoi.
The pigment cells responsible for hi.