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Flowery kohaku
Many small areas of hi. No recogonizable step pattern.
The most metallic finish on the head of some young, nonmetallic koi.
Scale wrap. The cuticle of skin which appears as line drawn ring around a scale.
Funazoko Hi
Bottom hi. Asagi and shusui.